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

Regulators to allow banned fishermen to sell quota

By , Globe Staff

Federal regulators Thursday announced that they will allow fishermen they had banned from fishing to sell their quota to other vessels, a move that city officials said they hoped will help the local economy.

Emissions measures could be too low

By , Globe Staff

Calculating emissions, scientists say, is very inexact, and we may be underestimating how much we’re putting into our environment.

Someone is stealing bells and gongs from buoys in Maine

By , Globe Staff

The Coast Guard maintains about 100 large buoys that use expensive brass gongs and bells to help guide mariners. Now, to officials’ dismay and bafflement, some are disappearing without a sound.

Trump rescinds Obama-era ocean policy

By , Globe Staff

President Trump this week struck another blow at his predecessor’s legacy, rescinding an executive order that established the first national ocean policy.