What Jagersfontein diamond mine staff should have done to avoid the dam wall collapse

A mine dam wall at South Africa’s Jagersfontein diamond mine in Free State province recently collapsed twice within two weeks, killing one person and damaging properties. The dam at the disused mine held liquid waste from a tailings reprocessing operation...

03 october 2022

“The global diamond industry must now learn to steer clear of this obstructive and outdated “blood/conflict diamond” terminology,” says Dr M’zee Fula Ngenge, Chairman, African Diamond Council

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge, the Chairman of the African Diamond Council (ADC), a Mining Engineer and highly respected Senior Strategy Advisor celebrated 40 years in the global diamond industry this year. He acts as a professional liaison within...

26 september 2022

Anglo American Platinum makes significant investments in SA’s hydrogen economy

Anglo American Platinum continues to make significant investments in South Africa’s hydrogen economy, according to a company spokesperson. The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner’s external communication principal Nomonde Ndwalaza told Rough&Polished’s...

19 september 2022

Ellen Joncheere: I am launching a new initiative to support young designers globally

Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished told about the history of the HRD Design Awards and its new, 18th edition.

12 september 2022

Hari Krishna Exports eyes untapped diamond jewellery markets

Ghanshyam Dholakia, born in a farmers’ family in a remote village Dudhala in Gujarat was inspired along with his siblings by his father to follow their destiny and this led them to Surat city - a world of opportunities! In the early seventies, Ghanshyam’s...

05 september 2022

AGDC is studying feasibility of producing carbon-free ammonia


The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) has announced that it will study the feasibility of producing ammonia in the state’s Cook Inlet region with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp, TOYO Engineering Corp and Hilcorp Alaska.

Energy crisis seen posing ‘existential threat’ to climate goals


Europe’s energy crisis has upended the green transition and undermined efforts keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, business leaders and environmentalists said, with one warning of an “existential threat” to climate goals.

WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

05 october 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for concrete action to address mental health concerns in the working population. An estimated 12 billion workdays are lost annually due to depression and anxiety costing the global economy nearly US$ one trillion.

Nord Stream gas leaks raise climate fears, but impact difficult to quantify

03 october 2022

Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are spewing out greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause a climate calamity - although to what extent is still unclear. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas - which is largely composed of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the second biggest cause of climate change after CO2.

US banks are threatening to leave Mark Carney’s green alliance over legal risks

30 september 2022

Wall Street banks like JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America have threatened to leave Mark Carney’s financial alliance to tackle climate change amid fears of being sued over increasingly stringent decarbonization commitments. In tense meetings over the past few months, some of the key members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero have said they feel caught out by stricter UN climate criteria and are worried about the legal risks of participating, according to several people taking part in internal discussions were involved.

RAS scientist: Warming in the Arctic will not to stimulate the development of fishing in the Siberian seas

29 september 2022

Warming in the Arctic region in the near future will not be an incentive for the development of fishing in the seas of the Siberian Arctic, says the head of the scientific direction "Ecology of the Oceans" of the P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Mikhail Flint.

The Federation Council of the RF to summarize the results of the Clean Arctic environmental campaign

28 september 2022

The results of the environmental campaign "Clean Arctic" will be summed up this year in the Federation Council, Senator from the Komi Republic Elena Zlenko said. Speaking at the All-Russian forum "Arctic. The ice has moved", held in the city of Usinsk, she said that in 2022 volunteers are involved in cleaning 60 territories, mainly in the Arkhangelsk region, vmeste-rf.tv reported.

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