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

Security, storage concerns linger at closed nuclear sites

By , Globe Staff

The Vermont Yankee plant stopped producing power last year, but hundreds of tons of radioactive waste at the site remain an issue.

Salmon breakthrough was driven by chance

By and Lorne Bell , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

An experiment to help the fish thrive in frigid Canadian waters instead turned into a method of making them grow more quickly.

Legal Sea Foods boss says no to genetically modified salmon

By , Globe Staff

“I would not serve it in our restaurants,” Legal Sea Foods President Roger Berkowitz said amid the new FDA approval.

FDA OK’s genetically modified salmon

By , Globe Staff

Federal regulators on Thursday approved a Massachusetts biotechnology company’s bid to modify salmon for human consumption.