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

In a catastrophe this big, why were there so few injuries and deaths?

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First responders, hospital officials, and other experts attribute the small number of casualties to a variety of factors — including luck.

Politicians, residents frustrated over gas company’s public response

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Representative Seth Moulton took to Twitter to vent about being unable to talk with leaders at Columbia Gas.

Cause of explosions, fire in Lawrence area unclear

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A spokesman for the utility company said they were still gathering information.

To find life on other planets, scientists are exploring submerged volcanoes on Earth

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Scientists, working from the University of Rhode Island, have been overseeing an expedition to survey the remote netherworld of the Pacific Ocean.