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Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today
Seattle 'kayak-tivists' take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling Hundreds of water-borne protesters are shaking their paddles at a giant oil rig in the city’s port they say will bring ecological disaster and worsen climate change: A small flotilla of kayakers and other protest boats follow as the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock on Thursday in Elliott Bay in Seattle.