Lights go off for Earth Hour

by Blog Burger on April 1, 2012

The Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. In a twist to this year's Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will observe from the International Space Station countries around the world turn off the lights for 60 minutes from 8:30 pm local time and post photos. From Sydney's sparkling harbour to Egypt's Tahrir Square and New York's Empire State Building, thousands of cities opted to go dark in some 150 countries and territories. "From the Sydney Opera House it was fantastic," said Marni Ryan, from organiser WWF… – Science News

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