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March 30, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Lights out, camera, action? Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will have the perfect spot to watch Earth Hour unfold around the world Saturday evening from his seat on the International Space Station, about 240 miles above the planet. Kuipers, who has been named an Earth Hour ambassador by the World Wildlife Fund, plans to take photos and videos of the planet as the lights go out and share them online, according to the European Space Agency . Look for Kuipers' real-time coverage from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday on his logbook blog and via tweets from @Astro_Andre . (One caveat: Don't expect to see much if it's foggy or overcast.)
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March 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than a billion people around the world are expected to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. Saturday for Earth Hour 2013 . The Opera House in Sydney, Australia, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Bird's Nest in Beijing will go dark too. The annual global campaign has engaged more than 150 nations to voluntarily participate in the no-lights show this year. The idea, of course, is to draw attention to climate change and the need to curb energy use. The event started in 2007 in Sydney.
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March 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Earth Hour will come early to Los Angeles International Airport. The ring of 15 100-foot-tall towers near the airport's entrance will light up a solid green at 7:30 p.m. -- an hour before Earth Hour -- and remain illuminated for 60 minutes. Then the lights will go out from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., an airport news release says. The airport is joining a climate-change awareness campaign in which millions worldwide are expected to shut off their lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m.  all over the world.
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March 30, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Lights out, camera, action? Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will have the perfect spot to watch Earth Hour unfold around the world Saturday evening from his seat on the International Space Station, about 240 miles above the planet. Kuipers, who has been named an Earth Hour ambassador by the World Wildlife Fund, plans to take photos and videos of the planet as the lights go out and share them online, according to the European Space Agency . Look for Kuipers' real-time coverage from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday on his logbook blog and via tweets from @Astro_Andre . (One caveat: Don't expect to see much if it's foggy or overcast.)
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March 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than a billion people around the world are expected to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. Saturday for Earth Hour 2013 . The Opera House in Sydney, Australia, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Bird's Nest in Beijing will go dark too. The annual global campaign has engaged more than 150 nations to voluntarily participate in the no-lights show this year. The idea, of course, is to draw attention to climate change and the need to curb energy use. The event started in 2007 in Sydney.
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March 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Get ready to fade to black. Millions of people around the world are expected to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday -- no matter what time zone they're  in -- to observe Earth Hour . Never heard of it? It was started in 2007 by the WWF conservation organization to make a statement about energy overuse and how it affects the planet. Times Square, the Golden Gate Bridge , the Las Vegas Strip, Niagara Falls, the Opera House in Sydney, and many more landmarks around the world plan to douse the lights, according to Earth Hour's website.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 | Jeff Spurrier
When the third annual Earth Hour arrived in March, people in nearly 4,000 cities in 88 countries turned off their lights for an hour. At Cassandra and Danny Campbell's home in Valley Glen, Earth Hour comes once a week -- and it lasts all night. Thursday has become the family's No Lights Night, meaning candles and oil lamps only. They leave the fridge on but try not to open the door -- because there's a light inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Following a path of environmentally conscious cities across the world, the lights in Los Angeles at more than 150 government buildings, company offices, churches, restaurants and hotels went dark for an hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The voluntary rolling blackouts culminated a global Earth Hour campaign aimed at bringing attention to energy usage and its effect on climate change. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a lights-out ceremony at Nokia Plaza-L.A. Live downtown. Other area landmarks that participated in the dimming included City Hall, the Getty Center, the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capitol Records Tower and the Santa Monica Pier.
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March 30, 2008 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
Skylines around the world went dim Saturday night in celebration of Earth Hour, a symbolic hour of darkness to remind people of the need to combat global warming. In the United States, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco and dozens of other communities participated. The World Wildlife Fund orchestrated the event, based on last year's popular Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia.
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February 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two dozen cities around the world plan to turn their lights off for one hour next month to raise awareness about global warming, organizers said today. Last March, Sydney, Australia dimmed its skyline when residents, businesses and the government took part in Earth Hour. The event was a hit and the World Wildlife Fund, the event's organizer, said it would try to make the campaign global. Organizers estimated that 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses in Sydney turned off their lights, reducing the city's energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, or the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road for that time.
NEWS
March 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Earth Hour will come early to Los Angeles International Airport. The ring of 15 100-foot-tall towers near the airport's entrance will light up a solid green at 7:30 p.m. -- an hour before Earth Hour -- and remain illuminated for 60 minutes. Then the lights will go out from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., an airport news release says. The airport is joining a climate-change awareness campaign in which millions worldwide are expected to shut off their lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m.  all over the world.
NEWS
March 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Get ready to fade to black. Millions of people around the world are expected to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday -- no matter what time zone they're  in -- to observe Earth Hour . Never heard of it? It was started in 2007 by the WWF conservation organization to make a statement about energy overuse and how it affects the planet. Times Square, the Golden Gate Bridge , the Las Vegas Strip, Niagara Falls, the Opera House in Sydney, and many more landmarks around the world plan to douse the lights, according to Earth Hour's website.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 | Jeff Spurrier
When the third annual Earth Hour arrived in March, people in nearly 4,000 cities in 88 countries turned off their lights for an hour. At Cassandra and Danny Campbell's home in Valley Glen, Earth Hour comes once a week -- and it lasts all night. Thursday has become the family's No Lights Night, meaning candles and oil lamps only. They leave the fridge on but try not to open the door -- because there's a light inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Following a path of environmentally conscious cities across the world, the lights in Los Angeles at more than 150 government buildings, company offices, churches, restaurants and hotels went dark for an hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The voluntary rolling blackouts culminated a global Earth Hour campaign aimed at bringing attention to energy usage and its effect on climate change. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a lights-out ceremony at Nokia Plaza-L.A. Live downtown. Other area landmarks that participated in the dimming included City Hall, the Getty Center, the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capitol Records Tower and the Santa Monica Pier.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2008 | From Times Wire and Staff Reports
Skylines around the world went dim Saturday night in celebration of Earth Hour, a symbolic hour of darkness to remind people of the need to combat global warming. In the United States, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco and dozens of other communities participated. The World Wildlife Fund orchestrated the event, based on last year's popular Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia.
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of spy satellites the United States keeps in orbit to look down on America's enemies and rivals in hot spots around the globe is being cut in half as part of a broader downsizing of the nation's intelligence apparatus, a former CIA director revealed Monday. R. James Woolsey, who stepped down as CIA director in January, also told Congress that several CIA field stations, which house the spy agency's covert operations staff, are being shuttered because of new budget pressures.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2009
Weekly roundup of the top five in each category: For January-March 2009, primetime, 18- to 49-year-olds: USA...3.2 million viewers TELEVISION Basic cable networks Fox News...2.3 TNT...2.1 TBS...1.9 Nick at Nite...1.7 Basic cable shows For January-March 2009: Obama's inaugural speech...CNN, 8.8 million viewers Obama's inauguration...CNN, 7.9 NBA East vs. West All-Star Game...TNT, 7.7 Kids' Choice Awards...Nickelodeon, 7.6 Burn Notice...USA, 7.6 Source: Nielsen Media Research MUSIC Albums NOW 30.
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