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

Environmental inspections plummet amid pandemic

By , Globe Staff

State water quality, air pollution, and other inspections, already declining, cratered after the coronavirus hit Massachusetts, records show.

Fact checking Trump’s claims about the Maine lobster industry

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In another tweet rife with falsehoods, President Trump on Wednesday alleged that his predecessor, Barack Obama, “destroyed the lobster and fishing industry in Maine.”

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for allowing commercial fishing in protected waters

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The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation and other groups said President Trump's decision to open the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument — the only such protected waters off the East Coast — violated the Antiquities Act.

Effort to keep state’s largest power plant open fuels concern about climate, public health

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The Mystic Generating Station, which belches millions of tons of noxious pollutants every year, was supposed to have closed two years ago. But it got an extension to 2024 -- and now its owners want it keep operating even longer.