26 Mar '11, 10pm

[CNA] Lights off as 'Earth Hour' circles the globe

[CNA] Lights off as 'Earth Hour' circles the globe

PARIS - Hundreds of landmark buildings and millions of ordinary homes were switching off their lights Saturday as the annual "Earth Hour" moved around the globe in what was dubbed the world's largest voluntary action for the environment. Australia's Opera House was the first of many global landmarks to go dark as the event got under way, as hundreds of millions of people prepared to follow suit to enhance awareness of energy use and climate change. Others in their turn included Beijing's "Bird's Nest" stadium that hosted the 2008 Olympics, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the London Eye Ferris wheel, Times Square in New York and Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue. Most were switching off their floodlighting, advertising signs and other illuminations for an hour from 8:30 pm local time. "The amount of power that's saved during that time is not really what it's about," Earth Hour...

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