David Abel

An award-winning reporter on the Globe staff since 1999, David Abel has covered war in the Balkans, unrest in Latin America, national security issues in Washington D.C., terrorism in New York and Boston, and climate change and poverty in New England.

Abel, also a documentary filmmaker and an occasional professor of journalism, 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

Governor Baker vetoes ban on flame retardants

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker told lawmakers Friday that he would not sign the controversial bill passed by the Legislature last week.

Shutdown poses threat to environment in New England

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The partial government shutdown has meant that many inspections, permits, and enforcement of environmental regulations have come to a halt.

In landmark agreement, Mass., eight other states vow to cut transportation emissions

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The states have agreed to work together to impose regionwide limits on transportation emissions, the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution.

First major offshore wind project in jeopardy of being blocked

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Lobstermen worry the nation’s first major offshore wind farm, planned for the waters between Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island, will transform the area and make it too treacherous to fish.