Europe
4:38 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Report: Illegally Cut Russian Timber Ends Up As U.S. Floors

A report from the U.S.-based NGO Environmental Investigation Agency tracks illegally cut timber from the Russian Far East — a region famous as the habitat of the Amur, or Siberian, tiger — to China, from whence it is sold to a major flooring company in the United States. It's based on an uncover investigation carried out by the group, a follow-up to one that was reported in The New Yorker five years ago.