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first_img untreated sewage In Rio, much of the waste and sewage goes untreated and runs down hillside ditches and streams into Olympic water venues that are littered with floating rubbish, household waste and even dead animals. At the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, swimmers said they were worried about the situation in Rio. “The athletes and the athletes’ commission have expressed their concern at the current problems with the quality of water, the cleanliness of the water,” Vladimir Salnikov, a former Olympic gold-medal winner, said. “That will be put into a recommendation, and people will pay attention to that.” Shin Otsuka, an executive board member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), said on Friday that his body was considering testing for viruses. The ITU is holding an Olympic qualifying race today using the waters off Copacabana Beach. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to analyse virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press (AP) investigation showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes in venues around Rio rife with sewage. In a statement to the AP, the WHO said it suggested the IOC start monitoring for viruses at the Rio venues. “WHO has also advised the IOC to widen the scientific base of indicators to include viruses,” the statement said. “The risk assessment should be revised accordingly, pending the results of further analysis. The Rio Local Organising Committee and the IOC are requested to follow WHO recommendations on treatment of household and hospital waste.” A spokesman from the Rio organising committee referred comment to the IOC, which is meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Olympic organisers and the Brazilian government have tested only for bacteria to decide if the water is safe. Many experts say viruses are a far bigger problem and need to be monitored. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) said independently it would start testing for viruses. “We’re going to find someone who can do the testing for us that can safely cover what we need to know from a virus perspective as well as the bacteria perspective,” Peter Sowrey, chief executive of the, ISAF said. “That’s my plan.” The sailing venue in Guanabara Bay is badly polluted, as is a separate venue for rowing and canoeing – Rodrigo de Freitas lake – in central Rio. The AP investigation also showed venues for triathlon and open-water swimming off Copacabana Beach had high virus levels that pose a threat to athletes and tourists. Sowrey, who spoke from Kuala Lumpur, has a local interest. His wife, Alesandra, is a native of Rio and he has a nine-year-old daughter, Marie. “I’m a father myself,” Sowrey said. “I want to make sure that everyone who goes out in the water is as safe as possible and is given the right guidance and right security.” The AP analysis showed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where about 1,400 athletes will compete in water sports in the games which open in a year – August 5, 2016.last_img read more

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Some investments, such as those in highly polluting fuels, undermine the groups’ charitable goals. Critics say that when foundations lend their sterling reputations to offshore strategies, they help legitimize lawful but extreme tax avoidance, and provide cover for money laundering.Did our ancient sun go on a diet? Bands of martian rock could solve the ‘faint young sun’ paradoxScientists have long puzzled over something called the “faint young sun” paradox: Even though our sun used to put out far less energy—and heat—than it does today, there’s ample evidence of flowing water on early Earth and Mars. Now, a team of astronomers says the early sun was actually more massive than we thought—and that proof of its mass should be found in sedimentary rocks on Mars.Why are these Costa Rican monkeys turning yellow?When howler monkeys in Costa Rica started to develop yellow patches on their typically black tails and legs, scientists analyzed their fur to find the source of the strange transformation. The researchers found evidence that the animals’ pigmentation is being altered by increased sulfur from pesticides they ingest as they munch on the leaves of trees surrounding pineapple, banana, and African palm oil farms.Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to prevent those firearm deathsWhen Rebecca Cunningham was 5 years old, her mother bought a gun and kicked out her violent husband, who had beaten and threatened to kill her. Now, Cunningham, a professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is directing the largest gun research grant the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded in at least 30 years. With $4.9 million from NIH’s child health institute and a team of 27 researchers at 12 institutions, she is on a mission to jump-start gun injury research on a population as vulnerable as she once was: U.S. children and teenagers, for whom guns are the second-leading cause of death. An ‘epic scientific misadventure’: NIH head Francis Collins ponders fallout from CRISPR baby studyIn a statement condemning the work of Chinese scientist He Jiankui in using CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos, Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, says the only way forward in germline gene editing trials is “strict independent oversight.” Collins says NIH embraces the role it may need to play in overseeing controversial gene-editing projects going forward.Private research funders court controversy with billions in secretive investments Email By Frankie SchembriDec. 7, 2018 , 4:15 PM Top stories: CRISPR babies fallout, research funders’ tax havens, and our ancient shrinking sun (left to right): STEPHEN VOSS; STEPHAN SCHMITZ/FOLIO ART; S. WIESSINGER/SDO/NASA’S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrylast_img read more