August 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of August 2016.
1. Scientists Announce Artificial Neuron 2. Moon Express 3. Perseids Put on Impressive Display 4. Louisiana Under Water 5. Blue Cut Fire Sparks State of Emergency 6. Pfizer Buys Medivation for $14 Billion 7. Earthquake Rocks Italy 8. Discovery of Earth-like Planet: Proxima b 9. Mylan Will Offer Generic EpiPen
- Louisiana Under Water
- Heavy rain starts in Louisiana on Friday August, 12, 2016, and continues for days, causing major flooding in cities throughout southeastern Louisiana. Up to 30 inches of rain cause the death of at least 11 people, damage to more than 40,000 homes, and necessitate the rescue of 30,000 people. More than 8,000 people remain in emergency shelters five days after the start of the rains.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Max Becherer