SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House went dark on Saturday as Australians switched off lights around the country for an hour as part of a global effort to shine a spotlight on climate change. Hundreds of landmarks around the world including Washington’s National Cathedral, London’s Clock Tower, the Great Wall of...
Tonight, many parts of the Philippines, Filipino homes and offices and a horde of companies are participating in this year’s Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30 pm. It is a good and laudable event, and hopefully a good start to assess and review our national energy policies and practices. Saving energy is truly a good cause. It...
To understand why tonight’s Earth Hour will make no difference to carbon emissions, you need to understand how coal-fired power stations work. Coal-fired power stations are monstrous, deafening, dangerous, disgusting things that eat coal. Each tonne of coal that they burn produces nearly three tonnes of carbon dioxide, and a large coal fired-power station will use something...
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