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Catastrophic spill from mining dam threatens thousands of lives

“Vale’s Brumadinho mining waste dam failure is all the more tragic because the mining industry knows how to prevent them, yet failed to act.” — Payal Sampat, Earthworks. Photo Credit: BBC. The Independent Catholic News reports that:  Hundreds of people are missing, 37 people have been confirmed dead and more than 24,000 people have been…

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Tiffany brand launches new diamond sourcing initiative

Tiffany & Co, an IRMA founding member, to share diamond provenance with customers. Leading American jeweler Tiffany & Co. announced a new initiative Wednesday to ensure transparency in its diamond sourcing. “Tiffany & Co. will begin sharing with our customers the provenance, meaning region or countries of origin, of our newly sourced, individually registered diamonds…

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