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

With concrete degrading in critical parts of Seabrook, environmental advocates urge to delay renewal of license

By , Globe Staff

Concerned about growing cracks, a group of activists have been urging federal regulators to postpone a planned extension of the aging nuclear plant’s operating license.

In Vermont, a progressive haven, emissions spike forces officials to consider drastic action

By , Globe Staff

Despite its green reputation, and impressive goals to lower carbon pollution in the state, Vermont has seen a 16 percent increase in greenhouse gas levels since 1990.

‘Green energy blues’ in a town that sought to do something about climate change

By , Globe Staff

Facing neighborhood opposition and multiple lawsuits, selectmen voted to remove the twin wind turbines, which cost about $10 million to build, and saddled residents with years of debt.

Governor Baker vetoes ban on flame retardants

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker told lawmakers Friday that he would not sign the controversial bill passed by the Legislature last week.