In Moscow the lights went out ‘iconic’ buildings of the capital: Moscow State University, the sports complex “Luzhniki”, hotel “Ukraine”, Academy of Sciences, the area of Europe, the radio tower in Shabolovka, home to Smolenskaya Embankment, hotels ‘Beijing’ and complex ‘News’. Only about 70 objects plunged into darkness for 60 minutes. Moreover, the action was supported by many Muscovites, turning off the electricity in their apartments. The scale was action as in other Russian cities and in cities on all continents. For example, the lights went out in Paris, the Eiffel Tower and outdoor lighting of many other Parisian monuments. Experts noted that the action ‘Hour Earth ‘was more than four thousand cities in the world, in Moscow rally lasted for an hour, during which time the capital saved two thousand 850 megawatts of electricity, which is 450 megawatts more than the results of the action last year.
Recall that the action ‘Hour Earth ‘, which calls to save energy and other natural resources, first held in Sydney in March 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund. Then it was attended by more than 50 million people in more than 270 cities in 35 countries. In 2009, the number of participating countries reached 88 cities – more than 1.4 thousand. While the experts count the number of protesters in 2010. ECOportal would return to the theme of ‘Earth Hour’ in the near future to describe the results of the international environmental campaign.
PHOTO of the week: ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World‘ and ‘hunting kingfisher’ Last week, we could not get around the theme of World Water Day, and one of our PHOTO dedicated to this event … The theme of World Water Day 2010 – ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World’. It was under this name was released last week, our ‘water’ Photo-fact, which we showed you photos of magazine ‘National Geographic’ and from other sources, which illustrates the problems of pollution and scarcity of water resources of our planet … Second, we have devoted our Photo fact surprisingly small, but very bright and quick bird – the kingfisher, which thanks to his brilliant greenish-blue color back and head and ultra-fast flight seems swift blue spark. This bird for the amazing ability to dive, fish and accurately appear “dry out of water ‘ often called a ‘fisherwoman’. In our PHOTO we told and shown how to hunt kingfisher – a small but fast birdie ..