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Zimbabwe’s military is directly responsible for violence associated with the nation’s diamond fields, according to Zimbabwe’s Deputy Mines Minister. Minister Gift Chimanikire admitted that Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI) owns 40% of the Anjin mining company, confirming the military’s continued participation in the Zim diamond industry, despite pressure from the industry watchdog for international diamond trading […]
In 2010 the United Nations agreed on revisions to its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) policy. REDD+ added the promotion of conservation, sustainable forest management, and enhancing forest carbon stocks to the existing REDD framework. However, according to an article in the May-June 2012 issue of Environmental Science and Policy, implementation of REDD+ […]
A recent New York Times article described the trend of men entering traditionally “female” occupations. Due to decreases in job availability and gender stereotypes, and the financial stability provided by “pink collar” occupations, job growth for men in these fields has nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010. (“Pink collar” jobs are occupations that are composed […]
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,“Rio+20,” was held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As heads of state, non-governmental organizations, and leaders from the private sector from around the world gathered to address possibilities for “a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all,” the host country Brazil faces […]