David Abel

A Globe staff writer since 1999, Abel has written extensively about Latin America, national security, higher education, poverty, travel, and many other subjects throughout New England. He was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for the paper’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

Latest stories

Scallop fishing in the Gulf of Maine: A David-Goliath story

By , Globe Staff

“They’re taking our future,” a small-boat scallop fisherman said of the larger vessels. “There won’t be anything for us next year.”

NRC cites failures at Pilgrim, but plant remains safe enough to stay open

By , Globe Staff

After 20 inspectors spent three weeks looking at everything from the safety culture to a faulty generator at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Mass. is enforcing its environmental rules less

By , Globe Staff

Over the past decade, the state’s enforcement of air and water quality rules has fallen off sharply as the responsible agency’s workforce shrinks.

MIT professors are lobbying Trump — against their former colleague

By , Globe Staff

Richard Lindzen’s colleagues wrote to President Trump refuting his position that climate change isn’t worth worrying about.