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

Advocates call for greater protections for right whales

By , Globe Staff

North Atlantic right whales already face significant threats in New England waters and may soon face seismic airgun blasts thanks to a decision to lift a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling.

Governor Baker touts promise of wind power, new technology

By , Globe Staff

The governor spoke about his administration’s efforts to bring the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm to the waters off Martha’s Vineyard.

Toxic chemicals threaten water supply in seven municipalities

By , Globe Staff

Town wells near Fort Devens tested positive for the toxic substances, some well in excess of what public health officials consider safe.

Nuclear regulators extend Seabrook plant’s license to 2050

By and , Globe Staff

After years of negotiations and vocal opposition, the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire will have its license to operate extended.