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Earth911 Podcast, Nov. 8, 2018: Fair Trade Gold and Ethical Jewelry’s Deepest Questions

Marc Choyt, the founder of Reflective Jewelry, talks with Earth911 …

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Earth911 Podcast, Sept. 17, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Ethical Metals, Gemstones, & Jewelry

Learn what questions you should be asking a jeweler when …

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Bill Would Open Grand Canyon Area to Uranium Mining, By Foreign Companies

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last month announced a 20-year plan to protect the Grand Canyon from increasing uranium mining pressures. A bill introduced in Congress this week to “save uranium mining,”…Read the full story …

Make Room For The Dollar Coin By Getting Rid Of The Penny

Pennies are so cheap that Andre Balazs covers the floor of the Standard Hotel with them. Image credit Lloyd Alter

Some have suggested that the drive to replace the dollar bill with a coin is driven by western mining interests, while the bill is being…

Time To Ditch The Penny; It Is Useless and Bad For The Environment

50,000 pennies at the Standard Hotel. Image credit Lloyd Alter

Jeff recently asked Should We Ban the Penny to Help the Environment? As the things pile up in jars all over our house, I wonder why we bother having them at all, and I was curious how bad…