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By Cristina Calandra and Tara Hull. Sold commercially as jewelry Diamonds are also used as tools in construction sites because of their hard exterior.

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1 By Cristina Calandra and Tara Hull

2 Sold commercially as jewelry Diamonds are also used as tools in construction sites because of their hard exterior

3 Diamonds are a non renewable recourse, once it is used you cannot replace it Diamond mining can result in Deforestation to clear land before mining It also leads to a loss of biodiversity Mining can also cause heavy pollution affecting the environment Requires a large amount of power and will impact local energy grids.

4 Many courtiers permitting standards have increased making it more difficult for mining industries A new bacteria treatment was invented to help get rid of the pollutants that seeped into the soil near the mining fields Mining industries are beginning to use Environmental safe technology such as solar panels to help reduce the energy they use

5 Diamonds are made at least 100 miles below the earths surface, the combination of high temperature and pressure causes carbon atoms to form creating an extremely strong bond which forms crystal.

6 South Africa benefited drastically due to the $1.5 million in diamonds in 2006 Botwana, Namba and South Africa use diamond revenues to improve their economic growth.

7 Diamonds mined in war zones, by innocent people who were kidnapped and forced to mine The Revolutionary United Front invaded Seirra Leone -Murdered, threatened and removed limbs of civilians working in diamond villages -20,000 fled homes, 20,000 innocents suffered body mutation, 75,000 killed and 2 million fled Sierra.

8 In 2003 African Government created the Kimberly Process -Places requirements to make sure shipments are conflict free meaning that none of the diamonds being sold are Blood Diamonds

9 We believe that mining companies should fallow all regulations put into place by the country The industries mining diamonds should be more eco friendly to the environment by investing in eco friendly technology such as solar power Africa should enforce the Kimberly law to put an end to all Blood Diamonds

10 Velardo, Michael David. "What Are Diamonds Used for Today?" EHow. Demand Media, 19 Sept Web. 21 Sept "Diamond Mining." The Environmental Literacy Council -. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept Bose, Debopriya. Buzzle.com. Buzzle.com, 12 Mar Web. 21 Sept "Diamondfacts.org." Diamondfacts.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept "How the African Diamond Trade Works." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept "Environmental Leader." How the Mining Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Act · Environmental Management & Energy News ·. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept


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