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

In Cambridge, looking for life in deepest space

By , Globe Staff

A team from Harvard is refining instruments that will power what will be the largest telescope in the world.

Antarctic ozone hole is shrinking, scientists say

By , Globe Staff

Three decades after nations worldwide banned damaging chemicals, the ozone hole over Antarctica has begun to heal.

US offers fishermen help in paying monitors

By , Globe Staff

NOAA found money to cover most of the observer costs for the rest of the fishing year.

Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought

By , Globe Staff

A new report commissioned by the city says seas could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century.