Lorraine Chow

Lorraine Chow is a freelance writer for EcoWatch

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Costa Rica Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy for 300 Days
Costa Rica has charted another clean energy accolade . So far this year, the Central American country has run on 300 days of 100 percent power generation from renewable energy sources, according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which cited figures from the National Center for...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Why Did Trump Release a Report Confirming Climate Change Is Real?
Last Friday, the White House stunned many after it released a sweeping report concluding that climate change is not only real, but it also poses as a major threat to the U.S. and humans are "extremely likely" to be responsible. The 477-page National Climate Assessment, which was mandated by...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Thousands Sign Petition to Change Hurricane Irma's Name to Ivanka
A Care2 petition that surfaced online Wednesday demanding the World Meteorological Association change the name of Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka is more than halfway towards its 10,000-signature goal. According to the petition's letter, President Trump's eldest daughter, "who promised to try to...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
California Widow Sues Monsanto Alleging Roundup Caused Her Husband’s Cancer
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Monsanto Co. by the widow of a prominent Cambria, California farmer alleging that Monsanto had known for years that exposure to glyphosate —the main ingredient in the agribusiness giant’s flagship weedkiller Roundup— could cause cancer and other...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Fracking Cases in Pennsylvania Expose the Human Cost of Drilling
The environmental costs of fracking , from earthquakes to an alarming rise in methane emissions , has been well reported. The human cost of fracking, however, is not heard often enough. In Pennsylvania, two recent cases in Susquehanna County have put the controversial drilling process at the...
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