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  • Last pre-Olympic snapshot

    Opening ceremonies tomorrow, August 8. This is the view as of 10am, August 7 in the Guomao area of Beijing. Says James Fallows: I suspect that a lot of this actually is “mist,” very high humidity, etc. That is, it can’t be that much more polluted than it was 36 hours ago, when things looked…

  • Algae strikes Olympic sailing course

    Australia’s 470 men’s crew, Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page, negotiate their way through green algae on the Beijing Olympic Games sailing course at Qingdao, during training on June 24. Rising sea temperatures have been blamed for the growth of the algae, which has begun to blight the Oympic sailing course just 44 days out from…