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"A Clouded Issue; Talk of Air Quality Hangs Over Games"
"BEIJING, Aug. 4 -- When Olympic athletes threw open the curtains of their Olympic Village dormitory rooms Monday, they were surprised to find that the blue skies that had brightened the city during the weekend had turned milky white. A thick haze obscured nearby buildings and blotted out distant ones." Amy Shipley reports for the Washington Post August 5, 2008.

    See also:

    "Chinese Hope Pre-Games Environmental Cleanup Is a Fresh Start" (Los Angeles Times)
    "Clearing the Air" (MSN Green)
    "U.S. Cyclists Are Masked; Criticism Is Not" (New York Times)


Source: Washington Post, 08/05/2008