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World's Oldest Underground Fire Has Been Burning For 6000 Years In Australia

If you’ve heard of underground coal fires, then you’ve probably heard of the one raging under the abandoned town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, since 1962. Fifty-two years is a long time — and a lot of coal — but that’s barely a blink compared to Burning Mountain in Australia, which has been ablaze for 6000 years.


Germany Is Relocating Entire Towns To Dig Up More Sweet, Sweet Coal

Most of us think of Germany as one of the most energy-progressive countries in the world. But in recent years, it’s also increased its dependence on a form of energy that’s anything but clean: coal. And it’s demolishing or relocating entire towns to get at it.


Miners Want To Ignite An Inferno Deep Beneath Wyoming

Out in Wyoming, an energy company is getting creative about extracting coal from deep below the surface. Rather than blast a hole in the side of the Earth and go digging for it, Linc Energy just wants to set the stuff on fire and gobble up the gas emitted by the blaze. What could go wrong?


Greenpeace Ambushes Apple Stores With Balloon Prank

Apple’s iCloud is powered on the back of some seriously dirty electricity. That truly sucks. You know what else sucks? Cleaning dozens of balloons out of a cavernous Apple store after Greenpeace protesters attack.


Apple Is One Of The Heaviest Coal Users In The Industry

Apple’s pretty products do a good job distracting from the bleak reality of how they’re made. As we’ve learned from the Foxconn debacle, that means sub-standard working conditions. But it’s not just people that are affected, but also the environment.


Why Is This Carbon Sink Art Installation Pissing People Off?

British artist Chris Drury created this mesmerising spiral art installation using trees, coal and dirt at the University of Wyoming. Looks cool! But apparently its pissing people off so much that they’re sending veiled threats to cut University funding.


Our Set-Top Boxes Suck Up $US3b In Energy Every Year

A new study released by the Natural Resources defence Council showed that the 160 million set-top boxes installed in 80 per cent of American homes consume more than $US3 billion in annual power costs. Mostly from after we turn them off.


Queensland Coal Plant Adding Solar Power

Australia has a fairly heavy reliance on coal power for our electricity supply, despite having plenty of open space and lots of sunshine. Which makes the announcement from Queensland coal power station CS Energy that they’ll be installing 44 megawatts worth of solar energy a promising step forward for the Australian energy industry.


Nuke Plant's Coal Smokestacks Demolished

What better way to celebrate this sacred American holiday than by watching the an old coal plant get the shit blown out of it? This complex helped create the nuclear bomb that levelled Nagasaki. Now, it’s debris. Karma?


Desaturated Santa Captured On Video!

newVideoPlayer( {"type":"video","player":"http://www.youtube.com/v/GUrtVTsy2PQ&hl=en&fs=1&hd=1","customParams":[] ,"width":500,"height":332.5,"ratio":0.615,"flashData":"","embedName":null,"objectId":null,"noEmbed":false,"source":"youtube","wrap":true,"agegate":false} ); The most elusive of all santas, the Desaturated Santa, has finally been captured on video! The holiday season’s greatest walking illusion has been confirmed! She may seem jolly, but she only gives out coal. [Lifehacker - Thanks Netscott]