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Many Canadians power down for Earth Hour

TORONTO - Many Canadians turned off their lights for an hour Saturday night as part of a global and symbolic stand against climate change. In New Brunswick the government-owned utililty NB Power tweeted a picture of its Fredericton headquarters darkened. Toronto's CN Tower turned off all exterior lighting except for aircraft safety lights and reduced as much interior lighting as it could. Toronto Hydro tweeted that power usage dropped by six per cent during Earth Hour.

Lights out for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call

Iconic landmarks around the world were plunged into darkness Saturday as lights went out in thousands of places as part of a global fundraising drive for local environmental projects. New York's Empire State Building, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue and Sydney's Opera House were among those blacked out for 60 minutes at 8:30 pm local time for the annual Earth Hour.

Sydney switches off for Earth Hour

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event. Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for green projects. "The thing about Earth Hour is that is reminds people that it needs to be a global response," said Anna Rose, national Earth Hour manager for Australia, the country in which the event began in 2007.

Sydney switches off for Earth Hour

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event. Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for green projects. "The thing about Earth Hour is that is reminds people that it needs to be a global response," said Anna Rose, national Earth Hour manager for Australia, the country in which the event began in 2007.

S. Korea to join global lights-off event Saturday

SEJONG, March 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will take part in a worldwide lights-off campaign for the planet this weekend, the government said Thursday, calling for people's active participation in the campaign. The Ministry of Environment said about 70,000 public and private buildings and 300 households will turn their lights off for an hour from 8:30 p.m. Saturday in this year's Earth Hour campaign to be held jointly with the Korean branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin -- along with a slew of other landmarks around the world -- went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change. In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes -- all at 8:30 pm local time -- to make "Earth Hour." In bustling New York, that's exactly what happened when the Empire State Building pulled the plug on its nighttime brilliance.

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin -- along with a slew of other landmarks around the world -- went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change. In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes -- all at 8:30 pm local time. In bustling New York, that's exactly what happened when the Empire State Building pulled the plug on its nighttime brilliance.

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change. Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across more than 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30 pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet. In Paris, the city of light, the iconic Eiffel Tower turned off its illumination -- but for security reasons only for five minutes.

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change. Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across more than 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30 pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet. In Paris, the city of light, the iconic Eiffel Tower turned off its illumination -- but for security reasons only for five minutes.

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change. Sydney kicked off the event at 8.30 pm (0930 GMT), cutting lights to cheers and applause from a small crowd who had gathered to see the skyline dim and Sydney Opera House turn a deep green to symbolise renewable energy.
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