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

Shelter won’t be fully ready until summer at earliest

By , Globe Staff

Despite Mayor Walsh promising a shelter for those displaced from Long Island by April, the site remains a construction zone.

Woman indicted on charges of cheating One Fund Boston

By and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

Joanna Leigh was charged with fraudulently receiving almost $40,000 on the assertion that she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

New England’s plants face significant threat, report says

By , Globe Staff

“If the plants are in trouble, the food at our dinner table — and much more — is in trouble,” said the director of a regional group.

State forest officials see silver lining in loss of red pines

By , Globe Staff

The trees’ deaths due to an invasive insect can clear the way for the restoration of other species at Myles Standish State Forest.