Landmarks around the world go dark for Earth Hour - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Landmarks around the world go dark for Earth Hour

Sydney officials turn off the power at Sydney Harbor Bridge, as landmarks and other buildings around the world went dark for Earth Hour Saturday. (Source: CNN) Sydney officials turn off the power at Sydney Harbor Bridge, as landmarks and other buildings around the world went dark for Earth Hour Saturday. (Source: CNN)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

    Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:21:47 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:13:04 GMT
    Portuguese theater director drops out of festival in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of Palestinians.More >>
    Portuguese theater director drops out of festival in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of Palestinians.More >>
  • Duchess of Sussex offers insight into her new role

    Duchess of Sussex offers insight into her new role

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 10:21:53 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:12:55 GMT
    (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP). Meghan Markle during her wedding ceremony to Britain's Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018.(Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP). Meghan Markle during her wedding ceremony to Britain's Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
    Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry.More >>
    Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry.More >>
  • Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

    Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:51:14 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:12:41 GMT
    (Steve Parsons/pool photo via AP). The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, leave Windsor Castle in a convertible car after their wedding in Windsor, England, to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted...(Steve Parsons/pool photo via AP). The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, leave Windsor Castle in a convertible car after their wedding in Windsor, England, to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted...
    The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.More >>
    The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.More >>

(RNN) - Cities around the world turned the lights off at major landmarks in observance of Earth Hour 2013.

At 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday, power users were asked to turn off the lights for one hour to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Across the globe, the lights were turned out at sites like the Sydney Harbor Bridge, London's Big Ben and Parliament buildings, and at Moscow's Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral.

In the United States, companies, landmark buildings, communities, and other groups pledged to take part. Major landmarks that went dark included Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the largest building in North America, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center in New York and the Las Vegas Strip.

San Francisco was selected as the U.S. Earth Hour City Capital, picked from a group of 29 cities participating in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour City Challenge, stated the World Wildlife Fund in a press release.

The city challenge initiative recognizes those locales preparing for increasingly extreme weather and promoting renewable energy.

San Francisco, along with Earth Hour City Challengers Chicago and Cleveland, will receive the WWF's Earth Hour Climate Leaders Award and $30,000 to support local climate action efforts in their communities.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly