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Conflict Minerals 101: What They Are And How You Can Help

Planet Green | Rachel Cernansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Currently, there is no mandatory law or framework for companies purchasing minerals from central Africa. Two bills currently in Congress--one in the H...

Diamonds: No Longer a Girl's Best Friend?

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

I've been hearing more from women who say diamonds are far from their best friends. Many of the arguments originate from ethical concerns.

The Top 5 Socio-Political Business Risks for 2010

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Below is a list of the top five sociopolitical risks that global multinationals must be aware of, prepare for, and confront proactively, lest they face the prospect of falling behind.

60 Minutes: Gold Addiction Fuels Brutal Congo War

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This Sunday "60 Minutes" will present an investigation into how the global gold industry is helping fuel violence and chaos in the Congo. CBS repor...

First Blood Diamonds, Now Blood Computers?

TIME | Elizabeth Dias Friday, Jul. 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the film Blood Diamond came out in 2006, people were startled at the alleged origins of the precious stones from areas of bloody conflict and beg...

Liberia's "Lucky Game": The Hopeless Work of Diamond Boys

Robert Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Blair

Yet as prospectors have exhausted the diamond mines in neighboring Sierra Leone, Weasua, Liberia has become a hub for miners throughout the region.

The Return Of Blood Diamonds

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Daniel Howden | The Independent The leading architect of the international system to stop the trade in blood diamonds has warned that the safety net ...


Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Zimbabwe Skeptical As Tsvangirai Joins Government

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Published by, a global citizen reporting platform with 4,000 contributors worldwide. By Charles Rukuni. Opposition leader Morgan ...

From Nightmares to Dreams Come True

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."

"Recycle" Your Old Engagement Ring for Cash

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Men (or women!) ready to propose who buy off a website get a great bargain -- rings often go for half their value. This way, they avoid buying a brand new ring, which consumes additional resources.

Liberia Ships First Diamonds Since Lifting Of U.N. Sanctions

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Liberia has shipped its first consignment of diamonds since the lifting of U.N. sanctions that blocked the export of so-called "blood diamonds" used t...