Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour today

City became the first city out of 7000 cities from 175 countries around the world to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour yesterday. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative resulted in lights out at various monuments all over the world, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, India Gate in New Delhi, the hills of the Acropolis in Athens, the United Nations headquarters in NY among others.

Belarus Freedom Day protests: opposition leader arrested as thousands take to streets

Belarus Freedom Day protests: opposition leader arrested as thousands take to streets

They witnessed one elderly woman being knocked to the ground by riot police before being arrested. "I was able to run to a nearby courtyard", a protester, Alexander Ponomarev, told the Associated Press. Belarus has seen weeks of sporadic protests. Last week the president claimed that foreign-supported elements were agitating to bring him down. The protests this year initially focused on his unpopular "anti-parasite" law that calls for a $250 tax on anyone who works less than six months a ...

India joins the world to observe Earth Hour on Saturday

Earth Hour is meant to raise awareness of climate change and the importance of saving electricity. Some of the world's most iconic places will go dark, including: the Empire State Building, the Space Needle, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.

It's Earth Hour - Canadians turn out the lights

Cities all over the world are going dark this weekend in participation with Earth Hour's 10th annual event to raise Climate Change awareness. The state-owned Taipower said the collective observance of Earth Hour in Taiwan past year saved 80,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, the equivalent of 51 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Waterside Theatre goes dark for Earth Hour

Scott points out there is also much more to conserving energy than merely turning out the lights. "From the darkness, we can create a sustainable and inclusive world for all", he said . It's in support of WWF's Earth Hour , as people across the world switch off the lights. "More efforts are on the way to further highlight the importance of our natural resources, their benefits, contribution to communities as well as promote a green economy in our country..." A long exposure shows ...

Lights go off in support of Earth Hour

Thousands of landmarks across the landmasses will plunge in darkness for one hour. There's no problem with the power; it's Earth Hour, the annual event that encourages major cities to shut off all lights. Scientists believe that one of six living species now faces the risk of extinction. Kids feature in their own news show called the Tomorrow Show , highlighting the climate news that's important to them and reminding Australians of the need to combat climate change and protect the planet for ...