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A pista de ciclismo BMX do Parque Olímpico de Deodoro, no Rio de Janeiro: oficialmente em uso, mas impraticável pelo desgaste do tempo e a falta de manutenção, aguarda prometidas reformas que ainda não chegaram. Ela é um exemplo das instalações não aproveitadas dos Jogos Olímpicos de 2016, que por outro lado tem no Parque Olímpico da Barra seu melhor exemplo de legado bem utilizado. Antonio Lacerda / EFE

A dez dias de Paris 2024, como estão as instalações construídas para os Jogos Olímpicos desde 1896?

Relatório do COI mostra que a maioria dos estádios, locais e estruturas olímpicas continua sendo usada muito tempo após o término das competições. Mas como eles são usados, e o que aconteceu com os locais que foram abandonados?
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Of ice and fire: what sea salt in Antarctic snowfall reveals about bushfires worse than the Black Summer

Howling winds take sea salt from the Southern Ocean and lay it down in Antarctica as snow, then ice. Hidden in these ice cores is a warning about Australian fire seasons.
Hobart from Old Wharf by John Skinner Prout, (1844). Allport Library and Museum, State Library of Tasmania

Thieves, needlewomen, Aboriginal warriors and a ten-year-old boy: the free people transported as convicts to Van Diemen’s Land

Along with British and Irish convicts, 627 free men, women and children were transported to the 19th-century penal colonies of Van Diemen’s Land. Their stories, mostly forgotten, are moving.
Dust storm blowing off the Australian east coast over the South Pacific. Jeff Schmaltz/NASA GSFC

Floating robots reveal just how much airborne dust fertilises the Southern Ocean – a key climate ‘shock absorber’

Iron-rich dust feeds phytoplankton. They are a key form of life in the Southern Ocean, which acts as a climate shock absorber.

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