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

Emissions measures could be too low

By , Globe Staff

Calculating emissions, scientists say, is very inexact, and we may be underestimating how much we’re putting into our environment.

Someone is stealing bells and gongs from buoys in Maine

By , Globe Staff

The Coast Guard maintains about 100 large buoys that use expensive brass gongs and bells to help guide mariners. Now, to officials’ dismay and bafflement, some are disappearing without a sound.

Trump rescinds Obama-era ocean policy

By , Globe Staff

President Trump this week struck another blow at his predecessor’s legacy, rescinding an executive order that established the first national ocean policy.

Fish wars loom as climate change pushes lobster, cod, and other species north

By , Globe Staff

The rapid movement of fisheries, in New England and around the world, has outpaced regulations and threatens to spark conflicts that specialists fear could lead to overfishing.