A logged area of a forest managed by the Forest Stewardship Council in Romania.

The Forest Stewardship Council was established to create an international system for certifying sustainable wood. But critics say it has had minimal impact on tropical deforestation and at times has served only to provide a cover for trafficking in illegal timber.

By Richard Conniff

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On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides

Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk.

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Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of South Florida represents one of the U.S. regions most vulnerable to sea level rise. Now, he’s breaking with GOP orthodoxy to help build a bipartisan coalition in the House to influence climate legislation.

By Katherine Bagley

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and President Trump at the White House last June. 


How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules

In its zeal to roll back protections, the EPA under Scott Pruitt is abandoning long-standing standard methods of evaluating the costs and benefits of regulations. This unprecedented shift could damage the long-term credibility of the EPA and other government agencies.

By Matthew Kotchen

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