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

The trials of reporting from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

By , Globe Staff

Getting to Puerto Rico was hard. Getting around, staying over, and getting off the island? Even harder.


Behind the story of covering Puerto Rico

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Over six days chronicling the devastation, we witnessed many horrors — homes reduced to their foundations, overcrowded emergency rooms filled with agony, relatives weeping for the dead.

Fishing mogul ordered to forfeit assets valued at $2.3 million

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A federal district court judge in Boston on Wednesday ordered Carlos Rafael, the notorious New Bedford fishermen known as “The Codfather,” to forfeit his interests in four lucrative vessels and their associated fishing permits, which are valued at nearly $2.3 million.

Trump’s plan to rescind climate policies would take years to affect New England

By , Globe Staff

The administration’s plans to scrap a policy to curb greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants is unlikely to have any immediate effect on New England.