This Indian Coal Field Has Been Burning Continuously for Over 100 Years

One of India’s largest coal reserves, the Jharia coalfield, situated in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, is the site of one of the longest-burning fires in the world. The area has been burning continuously for over 100 years.

Mining in the Jharia coalfields, which cover over 100 square miles, began in the late 1800s, under British rule. The first detected fire broke out in 1916, but by the 1980s over 70 blazes had sprouted up, and none of them could be contained, let alone extinguished. As they were often deep underground, they were left to smolder in the hope that they would eventually burn out on their own. Unfortunately, a new mining operation in 1973 smothered that hope. Continue reading

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Air Jordan 6 Chinese New Year Debuting Next Month

2018 is just a couple of weeks away and this Air Jordan 6 Chinese New Year will be kickstarting Jordan Brand’s 2018 lineup. The sneaker features an all-over multicolor design across its black upper made of nubuck and leather. Floral embroideries are applied with a patterned overlay throughout, while metallic gold accents, a milky white translucent outsole with black and red hits finally complete the design altogether. Continue reading

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Nike Air Max 95 Pony Dropping Next Week

This women’s Nike Air Max 95 dropped overseas first last week and a stateside release is now set for next week. A smokey blue/mushroom color scheme covers the runner’s premium upper made of pony hair suede in watery blue alongside earthy brown leathers, while iterations of smoothness, shine and shade make up the remainder of the upper. A white midsole and gum rubber outsole finally completes the design altogether. Continue reading

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Nike PG 1 Volt Arriving This Week

The Nike PG 1 last released in bright violet and it’s now getting another eye-catching hue of volt just for the holidays. Paul George’s signature sneaker almost resembles a tennis ball with a furry texture on the upper that is also made of mesh. Black is seen on the outline of the Swooshes for a contrast while a white midsole with volt speckling and more volt on the outsole completes the design altogether. Continue reading

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