The Hidden Cost of Your Hardwood Floor (Part two of China’s Great Grab) – Evan Osnos

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From Chicago Tribune:

The demand for Chinese goods is driving destructive logging around the globe. Part two of a Tribune special report.

Night and day, the timber ships reach this Yangtze River port, one of the world’s busiest clearinghouses for logs from every corner of the globe: Southeast Asia, the Amazon, Russia, the Congo.

Soon, this wood will be yours.

It will be your hardwood floor and your coffee table, your bedroom dresser and your plywood — all stamped with the most successful label of our time: Made in China.[Full Text]

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