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Zimbabwean Rights Groups Speak Out Against Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, May 28, 2013

Who could be against trying to solve the blood diamond problem in Zimbabwe? Well, we follow debates in the diamond industry closely, and we occasionally see an argument (often from the very people tied to human rights abuses) that goes like this: All ...

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Mugabe and Friends Loot $2 Billion in Diamonds, Report Says

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 24, 2012

It’s no secret that corruption and poor governance can leave a country devastated. But Zimbabwe, which has long been ruled by the corrupt dictator Robert Mugabe, still serves as a cautionary tale.   By almost any measure, the country is in ...

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Big increase in illegal gold mining

Jewelry News | Mon, Jul 14, 2008

Illegal mining of gold has rocketed in many poor countries as gold prices have risen. This has created difficulties for established gold mining companies, dangers for the illegal miners themselves, as well as environmental problems. ...

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Investors Urge Responsible Mining in Guatemala

Jewelry News | Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Shareholders in Canadian mining firm are exercising their influence in support of human rights in Guatemala. A group of shareholders from Canada and Sweden have reached an agreement with Goldcorp Inc., which has agreed to commission an independent ...

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Protecting Bristol Bay

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 15, 2008

Brilliant Earth just signed the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge, an important step in protecting Alaska’s land, water, wildlife, and salmon fisheries from the ravages of open pit gold mining. You can help too! ...

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Environment & Mining Roundup 2007

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 12, 2008

To keep our website up to date with the important issues and concerns in our work, we read a lot about conflict diamonds. And the global nature of the conflict diamond trade means that it gets covered from many different angles — in terms of ...

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