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]