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Eve Zuckoff

Eve Zuckoff is WCAI's Report for America reporter, covering the environment and the human impacts of climate change.  

Her beat centers not only around the challenges climate change poses to Cape Cod communities, but on the solutions and innovations that individuals and organizations seek to implement.   

Eve came to WCAI from WBUR, where she worked on Radio Boston, a daily news magazine program and "Last Seen," an investigative podcast that looked into the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.

As a lifelong Massachusetts resident, she loves covering the community she grew up in and snacking on the world's best seafood along the way.  

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At the Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility, everything has its own smell. 

“You get the gas smell, old trash smell, new trash smell, recycling smell,” said Dan Barrett, general manager of the facility. “There's a lot of different smells, and if you've been around long enough, you'll know the difference.” 

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More than 300 acres of land on Cuttyhunk Island, nearly half its total acreage, will be protected against future development and preserved as publicly accessible conservation land. 

After two years of land-buying, the town of Gosnold and the Buzzards Bay Coalition have finished acquiring almost all the undeveloped land on the island north of Martha’s Vineyard, much of which had been placed on the market for potential development. 

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The Cape Cod Commission will spend the next six months developing a multi-part proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the region. 

The commission committed to reviewing the issue on Thursday as an alternative to voting on 10 climate action goals environmental activists proposed to the 2018 Regional Policy Plan (RPP).

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On a hot summer Friday, a Toyota RAV4 rolls into the parking lot of Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis. It’s there for an outdoor festival with live music, cornhole, and, of course, beer.

Trailing just behind the car is a bright green shed. The driver parks it right in front of the beer garden.   

A 2.5 foot storm surge brought modest coastal flooding at high tide in Woods Hole as Hurricane Sandy approached the Jersey Shore Monday morning.
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By 2050, communities on the Cape and Islands could see 35 to 135 days a year of coastal flooding as a result of climate change, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

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In the next decade, thousands of zero-emission trucks and buses could fill the roads. 

 

On Tuesday, Massachusetts joined 14 other states in a commitment to accelerate the market for larger electric vehicles, so that by 2050 all new long-haul, pickup, delivery, and box trucks are powered by electricity. School and transit buses are also expected to be zero-emission vehicles. 

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

North Atlantic right whales have joined a growing list of animals on the brink of extinction. 

On Thursday, they were officially classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and added to the "Red List." 

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In five ponds across the Cape, high concentrations of blue-green algae blooms are raising concerns about dangerous levels of toxins they produce.

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The first time Joe Lima came to Provincetown years ago, he felt as though he’d arrived in another world.

“You don’t even feel like you’re still on the Cape,” he said. “You almost don’t feel like you’re on this planet.” 

Alecia Orsini

The fourth of July brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region.  But this year, officials on the Cape Cod Re-Opening Task Force are urging people to have their fun and be careful.

Flood Factor

In Falmouth, Dennis, Harwich, and Wareham, thousands more homes than previously thought could be at risk of flooding by mid-century, according to a new online tool that helps people examine flood risks in their communities. 

 

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Boron, Sodium, Arsenic and four other rescued sea turtles named for elements on the periodic table were finally healthy enough to be released back into the wild on Wednesday. 

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More than 100 people wearing kippahs, crosses, and face masks gathered on the Hyannis Village Green on Monday for a multi-faith memorial service in honor of George Floyd.

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Overdevelopment, climate change, and outdated wastewater infrastructure around Buzzards Bay have contributed to a decline in water quality, according to the Buzzards Bay Coalition. 

Dead North Atlantic Right whale off the coast of Long Island, New York in Sept. 2019.
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A dead North Atlantic right whale was spotted floating off the coast of Elberon, New Jersey, on Thursday, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. This is the first right whale found dead in U.S. waters in 2020. 

Tired runners cool off during a training session for Sunday's 47th Falmouth Road Race. As temperatures and humidty rise as a result of climate change, managing the heat is increasingly part of training.
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The increase in global temperatures is forcing scientists and policymakers to grapple with how best to protect the most poor, elderly, and vulnerable among us. 

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New protections for North Atlantic right whales have been delayed for the fourth time in two years. 

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The Trump administration is restricting work visas for temporary foreign workers until at least January.

 

Officials say the ban on J-1 and H-2B visas is part of an effort to create more job opportunities for Americans reeling from the coronavirus and the related economic upheaval. 

Solar panels on the Boothbay Department of Public Works building.
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 Nearly 19,000 workers in the renewable energy industry in Massachusetts have lost their jobs since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But solar industry workers on the Cape have largely been able to keep their jobs. On WCAI, Morning Edition host Kathryn Eident and climate change reporter Eve Zuckoff discussed the reasons why. 

 

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More than 8,500 early education centers across the state can officially welcome back tots and toddlers, under the state’s Phase Two of re-opening.

 

But more than 35,000 signatures have been added to an online petition criticizing the new health and safety guidelines required for re-opening. The petition calling for revisions was started by Falmouth mom Nicole DeiCicchi. 

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Instead of conducting experiments or analyzing data on Wednesday, scientists staged national protests.

 

In Woods Hole, more than 300 people—including engineers, chemists, and microbiologists—marched to support the Black Lives Matter movement and condemn institutional racism in academia and science. 

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Hundreds of people gathered in Hyannis on Sunday to demand racial justice and equal treatment of black people by police.

After marching from the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, protestors sank to their knees and spent 8 minutes and 46 seconds in silence on the Hyannis Village Green to honor George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for that amount of time. 

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In a first-of-its-kind project, the four outer Cape towns are developing a joint coastal management plan. 

 

The work in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown could result in cost savings, larger beach nourishment projects, and more protected and resilient coastal infrastructure, according to project managers. 

Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered Wednesday on the Mashpee rotary to demand an end to police violence against black people and other racial minorities. 

Town of Nantucket

Nantucket’s ban of single-use plastics is officially underway.

"Single-use, petroleum-based plastic products" like plastic straws, drinking cups and lids, and non-recyclable coffee pods can no longer be commercially sold or distributed on the island. The flexible material used to bind cans and bottles in a six-pack is also banned.

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