Brooks, Yearwood Playing New Live Earth Event

A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July 6) to the global series of shows highlighting climate change. Country couple Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood will headline a show tomorrow in Washingt

A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July 6) to the global series of shows highlighting climate change. Country couple Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood will headline a show tomorrow in Washington on the National Mall, about two blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

Live Earth was inspired and is backed by former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to force global warming onto the international political agenda by generating a groundswell of public concern.

Organizers say the concerts will be as green as possible, with a tally of energy use being kept. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward distributing power-efficient light bulbs and other measures that will offset the shows' greenhouse gas emissions, they say.

"This is going to be the greenest event of its kind, ever," Gore told the Associated Press recently. "The carbon offsets and the innovative practices that are being used to make this a green event, I think, will set the standard for years to come."


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