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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gives green light for extensive gold mining in Amazon rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has issued two decrees to drive gold prospecting with a focus on the Amazon rainforest, according to the texts published Monday in
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State of Fashion: Watches and Jewellery

“It’s the biggest potential we have right now. Fine jewellery is one of the highest-growth categories we have, if not the highest”. Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive of Louis
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The swiss gold market and its environmental impact around the globe 2021

For thousands of years gold has fascinated humankind. It was considered the sun god’s metal in ancient Egypt and in Latin America. It was used to make jewellery, to store
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Gold and climate change Decarbonising investment portfolios

Gold and climate change: Decarbonising investment portfolios

Gold and climate change Decarbonising investment portfolios by the World Gold Council and specialist climate risk consultancy Urgentem. Climate change is both a physical reality and a rapidly growing systemic
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Jewellery’s big challenge: Cleaning up gold, a conflict mineral

Gold mining is leading to devastation and deforestation in the Amazon, and jewellery company sourcing policies can’t account for it. Advocates are urging the industry to come up with solutions.
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Environmental impact In addition to the violence, illegal gold mining is connected to grave environmental impacts such as deforestation, which has skyrocketed on both the Yanomami and Munduruku reserves in recent years. Mercury, a highly toxic substance linked to birth defects and neurological disorders, is used in the gold amalgamation process and pollutes rivers and local food chains that Indigenous communities depend on.

Brazil: Indigenous communities reel from illegal gold mining | Environment News | Al Jazeera

Environmental impact In addition to the violence, illegal gold mining is connected to grave environmental impacts such as deforestation, which has skyrocketed on both the Yanomami and Munduruku reserves in
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