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World Wetlands Day on Feb 2

To undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of the importance and benefits of wetlands in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular, the World Wetlands Day is going to be celebrated

Saving the earth

Each year, on April 22, the Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year too the city plans to mark the day with the a number of events.
Just like the height of hippie and flower-child culture in the US in the 1970’s brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, Lahore saw political set backs ranging from military coups to Bhutto’s slogan

Warid celebrates Earth Hour

LAHORE – Warid Telecom celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday. These celebrations were a part of Warid’s going ‘green drive’. The global community, transcending race, culture and age, embraced Earth Hour in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet. While commenting on Warid’s participation in the event, Warid Telecom Chief Executive Officer Muneer Farooqui said, “Our participation in the Earth Hour this year shows our commitment towards the health of living resources on which we all

City of Lights unplugs for Earth

KARACHI – Despite having intermittent power outages throughout the day thanks to the KESC, the city witnessed another blackout from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday – albeit of a special kind.
As millions of energy-conscious people across the world celebrated the Earth Hour 2011, 31 major buildings in the province with 14 in the city, including national landmarks and strategic installations, plunged into darkness.
The Chief Minister’s House, the Governor’s House, Sindh

Lights off in Sydney as ‘Earth Hour’ begins

HONG KONG – Australia’s Opera House was the first of many global landmarks to go dark on Saturday as ‘Earth Hour’ got under way with hundreds of millions of people around the world set to switch off their lights. The Eiffel Tower in Paris and the world’s tallest building in Dubai will also have their lights turned off for 60 minutes as part of the remarkable event in which people reflect in darkness about how to fight global warming.
“The amount of power that’s saved during that

Earth gets an hour

SYDNEY – From Sydney to Seoul, London to Lima, and Dubai to Davis Station in frozen Antarctica, hundreds of millions of people are expected to switch off their lights on Saturday to mark “Earth Hour”.
The movement that began in Sydney in 2007 to raise awareness about climate change now brings together people from around the world to turn the lights off for 60 minutes to reduce energy consumption.
“It’s an hour in one day of the year,” Earth Hour co-founder and executive

At least 75 killed in Myanmar quake

YANGON – At least 75 people were killed when a strong earthquake struck Myanmar, officials said Friday, with fears that the toll would rise as news filtered through from remote areas still cut off.
Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China when the earthquake hit late on Thursday, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8.
A Myanmar official said 74 people were killed and 110