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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yahoo! News Extracts : Turn it off, take action for Earth Hour

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Well, Well..

Earth Hour Had Just Past.

DID YOU TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS??

Alright, about 125 countries & regions took part in this year's Earth Hour.

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What single event will unite 3,500 cities, towns, and municipalities in 125 countries and regions -- along with at least 80 million Americans? What worldwide action is hugely symbolic yet so simple, even a child can participate?

It's Earth Hour, and it happens for the fourth time on Saturday, March 27, 2010, starting at 8:30 p.m. local time. Just turn off the lights, and you're in.

Landmarks like the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Empire State Building in New York, St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney's Opera House, and the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens will go dark for one hour.

Empire State Building, NYC

The Empire State Building's lights will
be turned off. (Photo: Brian Nielson)

New monuments turning off the lights this time include Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Toronto's CN Tower, the Burj Khalifa (world's tallest building) in Dubai, and the Bosphorus Bridge that links Asia to Europe in Turkey

Countries like the Czech Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Panama, Saudi, Arabia, Lithuania, and the Cook Islands will participate in the light's out demonstration for their first time in 2010. They're joining Earth Hour originator Australia and past participants such as Brazil, Hong Kong, Egypt, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Japan.

London Bridge
London Bridge as it is lit every night.

London Bridge
How London Bridge will look during Earth Hour. (Photos: World Wildlife Fund)

In the U.S., New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is turning off his lights, and so is the Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash. Downtown Atlanta, Chicago, and Nashville will dim. The usually glittering Las Vegas Strip will flick off the switch of the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign along with the marquees for dozens of [ Click here to continue. ]


( Extracted from Yahoo! Green )



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