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

New regulations are a matter of life and extinction for right whales

By , Globe Staff

A team plans to meet in Providence next week and issue formal recommendations that seek to reduce whale deaths and serious injuries by as much as 80 percent.

Wreath-laying ceremony to honor victims of Marathon bombing will not be held this year

By , Globe Staff

The reason is that Monday’s race falls on the anniversary of the bombings, April 15. The city will host a private breakfast for survivors and relatives of the victims Monday morning instead.

N.J. company trying to buy Pilgrim plant faces questions over nuclear waste

By , Globe Staff

With only a few weeks left before the Pilgrim plant shuts down, the citizens advisory panel overseeing the plant’s decommissioning had questions about a New Jersey company’s plan to buy it.

How a Roslindale poet created the verse for the Marathon bombings memorials

By , Globe Staff

Daniel Johnson hesitated when asked to compose verse for the memorials. “This was sacred space to be working in,” he said.