News Summary for Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

News Summary for Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The New York Times (Republican Field)

The New York Times (Democratic contest)

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primaries on Tuesday. Sen. Sanders was ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump finished leaps and bounds ahead of second place in the Republican field. For Republicans, the battle moves to South Carolina, where the remaining five candidates will hope to solidify support. For Democrats, Nevada is looking increasingly important, especially as is it is more representative of national demographics than either Iowa or New Hampshire. The remaining candidates are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush for the Republicans.


The Guardian (Syria)

The Guardian reports that 470,000 Syrians have perished in the country’s civil war, and 45 percent of the population of Syria has been displaced. The sheer scope of the catastrophe is gut turning. UN peace talks have gone nowhere, and the government of Bashar Al-Assad is closing in on the northern city of Aleppo. 50,000 people have already fled Aleppo in recent weeks, and it will only get worse.


The Guardian (Mosquitoes)

The Guardian poses a valid question: should we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth? This analysis deals with the potential issues and benefits of annihilating mosquitoes, most notably species like the Aedes Aegypti which spread terrible diseases such as Zika. Another mosquito borne illness, Malaria, is believed to have killed half of all the people who have ever lived. Obviously eliminating certain mosquitoes could have very tangible benefits. What is trickier to uncover is how an absence of mosquitoes could lead to a collapse of food chains around the globe.


Michigan Radio

Between 2000 and 2015, Detroit Public Schools closed 195 schools, and saw a 71% decrease in enrollment. These terrifying figures are from a new report by Loveland Technologies and available on Michigan Radio. The report showcases the rise and fall of DPS, from exponential growth mirroring that of the city in the early 1900s, to decades of population loss and decay.