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Earth Hour 2008 - Switch Off All Lights!

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8.00pm (local time) Saturday, March 29th is Earth Hour. This is when millions of people and businesses around the world will switch off all lights for one hour. The idea behind Earth Hour is to show people how much impact each individual can have in curbing the effects of global warming.

Examine that frosted flake - it could be worth some money!

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Next time you eat your frosted flakes, be sure to examine them - two sisters from Chesapeake, Virginia did and found a flake that resembled the State of Illinois, USA.  They put if up for sale on Internet auction site Ebay - and you will not believe how much they sold it for!

DOGONews Presents - Predict the winners of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2008!

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 The 21st Nickelodeon Kids Choice 2008 Awards is an annual awards show that honors the year's biggest television, movie and music acts, as voted by the kids who watch the Nickelodeon Channel. This year the awards presentation will be on Saturday March 29th.


Predict who you think will win in each of the six key categories (outlined below), and tell us why you think DOGONews is the best kids news site, to be eligible for one of three amazing prizes. Read on for full details.

Huge Chunk Of Antarctica Ice Breaks Off

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A 160-mile square mile (four times the size of Paris) chunk of ice broke off yesterday in Western Antarctica. The ice is part of the Wilkins Ice shelf, which at one time covered over 13,000 square miles. However, the rising temperatures have impacted it severely over the years.

Petra The Black Swan - The Saga Continues. . . . . .

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Last week we brought you the story of Petra the black swan, which had finally left her swan-shaped white boat and was busy building a nest with a "real" white swan. Well folks, looks like that romance didn't last too long.

Why Are Thousands Of Bats Dying?

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The death of thousands of hibernating bats in caves near New York and Vermont has scientists baffled and concerned. The issue is very similar to the mysterious disappearance of honeybees that has continued to worry scientists and farmers since late last year.

This Dog Loves To Pray

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We have heard about dogs talking, begging and doing all sorts of cool tricks - this however, is a first! Conan a one and a half year old Chihuahua loves to pray. Conan learnt the trick from his master, Joei Yoshikuni, who is a priest at a Buddhist temple in Southern Japan.

The First House On The Moon?

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A little red house on the moon? If Swedish artist Mikael Genberg has his way this will be a reality by 2011. He has the full support of the Swedish Space Agency and even some big sponsors that include a car rental company and members of the Swedish Government.

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