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Earth Hour observed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Earth Hour was observed in Pakistan on Saturday night from 8:30PM to 9:30PM by switching off all unnecessary light for one hour. Earth Hour Movement is an effort for protecting a healthy environment and to conserve energy. The lights at the Parliament House were switched off tonight to show the commitment of people towards this noble cause and responsibility. Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Khan Sanjrani in his message on this occasion said through these small steps we can demonstrate our resolve to work…

‘Its time to act against the adverse impacts of climate change ‘

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan on Saturday said that it is high time to act against the adverse impacts of climate change and promote alternative energy options in the country. Speaking during an event to observe earth hour by Ministry of Climate Change with the collaboration of WWF at Parliament house, the minister said that although Earth is facing serious climate change threats including sea level rise, increase in temperature, melting of glaciers, heavy floods and widespread rainfalls these…

Earth Hour to be observed in Pakistan today

KARACHI: With an aim to increase awareness of environmental challenges and the growing impact of climate change, lights will be turned off across the globe, including in Pakistan, to mark the annual Earth Hour event today.  All non-essential lights will be turned off around the world from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, descending the planet in darkness. The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched the initiative in 2007, calling for action to ward off the impact of climate change, protect a healthy green environment and conserve…

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

PARIS: From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights on Saturday in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour, an annual bid to raise awareness about global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to power cars and power plants. Since it was first held in 2007, in Sydney alone, great strides have been made in highlighting the dire state of the planet, according to the conservation group WWF,…