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NYC turns out the lights for Earth hour

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">An Indonesian family sits near candles as lights are turned off during a candlelight vigil marking Earth Hour at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, March. 28, 2009. From the Great Pyramids to the Acropolis, the London Eye to the Las Vegas strip, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries planned to join in the World Wildlife Fund-sponsored event, a time zone-by-time zone plan to dim nonessential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Dita Alangkara&#41;</span></div>
March 28, 2009 8:15:20 PM PDT
The Empire State Building is among landmarks that have shut off their lights to signal the need for global support for a new climate treaty. The United Nations building is one of hundreds in New York City and around the world going dark Saturday for an hour as part of an international action to highlight climate change. Sydney was the first major city to observe the rolling global blackout, known as Earth Hour.

Nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries planned to join in the World Wildlife Fund-sponsored event, which has darkened Times Square billboards.

A new global warming treaty is being negotiated. The first round begins Sunday in Bonn, Germany.

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On the Net:

Earth Hour: http://www.earthhour.org

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Earth Hour video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v9bm7yR0HcVY


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