De Beers: Some sightholders unable to meet environmental commitments

The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as Sightholders to understand their environmental commitments and journey towards carbon neutrality. It developed, with the help of the Carbon Trust, a set of tools that it requires...


Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: KP has an opportunity to deliver an updated definition of conflict diamonds

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the KP has the perfect set of circumstances to restore the certification scheme's credibility by backing, ushering in and implementing an effective traceability solution for the...

13 may 2024

Zimnisky: Diamonds are incongruent with Anglo's longer-term strategy of focusing on commodities for green infrastructure

It was recently reported that the diversified miner Anglo American, which is subject to a takeover by BHP Group for $39 billion, is considering selling its subsidiary De Beers. New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst Paul Zimnisky told...

06 may 2024

ODC managing director Mmetla Masire: We need to be responsible and not oversupply the market

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) managing director Mmetla Masire told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that there is still a lot of inventory and there is a need for all players in the diamond industry to trade responsibly...

22 april 2024

Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

EAEU needs to have environmental protection mandate - expert


The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should obtain a mandate in the field of environmental protection and develop an action plan to solve environmental problems within the framework of the association.

Forests in Russia recovering faster than they decrease

17 may 2024

The forest area in Russia increased by 73,4 million hectares in the period of 2001-2023, reaching 795,4 million hectares, the Russian Agricultural Bank estimated.

Russia’s Ministry of Eastern Development announces priority goals for Far East and Arctic

16 may 2024

Minister for Development of the Far East and the Arctic of the Russian Federation Alexey Chekunkov named a number of key priorities for the regions’ development until 2030.

Almost half of China's largest cities slowly sinking

15 may 2024

Almost half of China's largest cities are slowly sinking under water due to ground subsidence.

Objective surveying methodology for indigenous peoples to be created in Russia

14 may 2024

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) expedition “Clean Arctic - Vostok-77” may create the world’s first methodology for determining the opinions of small indigenous peoples taking into account their mentality and culture, which will be independent of corporate influence.

World’s smallest bird to inhabit Yamal

13 may 2024

Climatic conditions make it possible for the North American ochre hummingbird to start appearing in Yamal, according to scientists who took part in the "Clean Arctic - Vostok - 77" expedition organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2nd drifting expedition “North Pole-42” to leave for Arctic in autumn of 2024

10 may 2024

The second drifting expedition “North Pole-42” on an ice-resistant self-propelled platform (ISP) “North Pole”, first deployed in the Arctic in 2022, will launch in the autumn of 2024.

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