Reporter

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

As storms intensify, sewage spills in rivers become a concern

By , Globe Staff

Dozens of rivers in the region are repeatedly inundated with raw sewage from treatment plants overwhelmed by heavy rains.

Vital to the region’s waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms

By , Globe Staff

Kelp provides a critical ocean habitat and absorbs lots of carbon dioxide, which helps to blunt global warming.

Why is this environmental group staying neutral in governor’s race?

By , Globe Staff

The Environmental League of Massachusetts endorsed 58 candidates this year and all but two are Democrats. But it opted out of backing gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez.

Environmentalists sharply critical of Charlie Baker’s policies

By , Globe Staff

Advocates say the governor hasn’t taken sufficient action to address global warming.