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

Legacy of Seabrook nuclear protest debated

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Decades ago, Renny Cushing led hundreds of protesters through the front gates of perhaps the nation’s most controversial construction site.

Scientists to study surge in humpback whale deaths

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NOAA has declared the recent uptick in humpback whale deaths an “unusual mortality event.”

Environmentalists vow to fight Trump on Maine monument

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The president plans to review the designation of a number of national monuments, possibly including Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Baker deserves a ‘C’ for handling, environmental groups say

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For the second year in a row, environmental groups have issued a “mediocre grade” for the Baker administration’s efforts to address issues ranging from climate change to land conservation.