May 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of May 2016.
1. Canada Wildfire: 88,000 Evacuated 2. NASA Announces 1,200 New Planets 3. First U.S. Penis Transplant 4. EgyptAir Plane Disappears 5. Boy Rescued, Gorilla Shot at Cincinnati Zoo
- Canada Wildfire: 88,000 Evacuated
- As Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, an oil town home to 88,000 residents burns, those trying to flee find themselves stranded, with evacuation routes to the north closed. Four days after the initial outbreak, officials say they have completed the transport of thousands of evacuees and reached a turning point in fighting the massive wildfire, hoping to get a "death grip" on the blaze amid cooler temperatures.
- Photo source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure via The Canadian Press via AP