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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud talks up Benzema signing and supports transfer strategy

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud talks up Benzema signing and supports transfer st…

Olivier Giroud has revealed that he sympathises with fans who feel Arsenal need more attacking talent up front. The Gunners …

  • Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba
    Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica. More »

  • Arsene Wenger believes first goal is key to breaking Arsenal's goal dro …
    Arsene Wenger believes first goal is key to breaking Arsenal's goal dro … Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Arsene Wenger believes that it is only a matter time till Arsenal start finding the net on a consistent basis, and that the current goalscoring drought at the Emirates is not a longstanding problem. The Frenchman believes that the floodgates will open the moment Arsenal score their first goal at the Emirates, where they have drawn a blank in their first two games against West Ham and Liverpool. The Gunners have managed only two goals thus far in the campaign, while conceding three and are already lagging behind Manchester City by five points, three games into the season. More »

  • Panama Canal cancels limits on cargo size after rain
    Panama Canal cancels limits on cargo size after rain Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The Panama Canal is suspending plans to limit ships' cargo size in response to a drought, after recent rainfall increased water levels, officials said More »

  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines
    Californians cut water without state imposing fines Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said. More »

  • Water use plummets in drought-plagued California
    Water use plummets in drought-plagued California Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California's historic drought have produced a sizeable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said. More »

  • Rooney scores 3, Man United in Champions League group stage
    Rooney scores 3, Man United in Champions League group stage Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Wayne Rooney ended a 10-game scoring drought by grabbing a hat trick in Manchester United's 4-0 win at Bruges that eased the English team into the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. More »

  • Rooney treble seals Champions League return
    Rooney treble seals Champions League return Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Wayne Rooney ended a 10-game scoring drought in style with a hat-trick as Manchester United overpowered Club Brugge 4-0 on Wednesday to qualify for the Champions League group phase. More »

  • Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms
    Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl. More »

  • Poland's govt to compensate farmers hit by drought, heat Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agriculture minister said Tuesday. More »

  • Soviet WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish rivers
    Soviet WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish rivers Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As river levels in Poland fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and a Soviet fighter plane with the remains of its pilots have been found in the riverbank, evidence of Poland's tortured 20th-century history. More »

  • Poland's govt debates aid for farmers hit by drought, heat Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Poland's government is debating forms of aid to farmers who have lost crops and fodder due to an unusual heat and drought in Central and Eastern Europe. Authorities estimate tens of thousands of Polish ... More »

  • Poland: Drought leads to discovery of WWII Soviet plane and remains of crew
    Poland: Drought leads to discovery of WWII Soviet plane and remains of crew Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The extreme drought currently facing Poland has led to the discovery of a Second World War Soviet plane and the remains of its ill-fated crew. Falling water levels at a lake in Kamion, in central Poland, revealed the wreckage and teams are now working to remove it. According to Radio Poland, the skeletons and their uniforms have been removed, along with several parts of the plane. More »

  • Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United do not need to sign another strike …
    Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United do not need to sign another strike … Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has indicated the club will only buy a striker if someone available is the best in the world. Despite taking seven points from a possible nine in their opening three games of the Premier League season, United's attacking options have struggled and have only scored twice – a deflection and an own goal. Wayne Rooney has come in for heavy criticism with his goal drought extending to 858 minutes following the goalless draw with Newcastle United on 23 August. More »

  • Wyndham Championship: Davis Love III becomes oldest PGA Tour winner for 40  … Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Davis Love III became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour in 40 years when he clinched the Wyndham Championship on 23 August, while Tiger Woods' bid to end a two-year victory drought ended in a tie for 10th. North Carolina-born Love, 51, secured his 21st PGA Tour title, and his third in Greensboro, in magnificent style, recovering from a bogey at the first hole to card six-under-par 64 at Sedgefield Country Club. More than two years after spinal fusion back surgery, and five months after foot surgery Love III finished at 17-under 263, one stroke ahead of overnight leader Jason Gore (69), who missed a long birdie chance at the last that would have forced a playoff. More »

  • Western wildfires: Firefighters to get additional resources
    Western wildfires: Firefighters to get additional resources Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Firefighters across the West saw little relief over the weekend as wildfires raged in the drought-stricken region, but for those in Washington, other states will soon provide additional resources. More »

  • Western wildfires: Growing flames charge across dry states
    Western wildfires: Growing flames charge across dry states Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Wildfires continued across the drought-plagued West on Saturday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames. More »

  • Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for Tropical Storm Danny
    Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for Tropical Storm Danny Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Danny weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken region. More »

  • California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters
    California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals. More »

  • Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state
    Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    President Barack Obama declared an emergency for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews struggling to contain deadly blazes across America's drought-stricken West. More »

  • California: San Joaquin Valley sinking as a result of groundwater pumping Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Parts of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California are sinking faster than ever due to excessive groundwater pumping as the state deals with a devastating drought, a Nasa report released on 19 August. According to geologist and Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researcher, Tom Farr, a co-author of the report, the rates can be as much as 1ft per year. Long-term sinking has already destroyed thousands of private and public groundwater well casings in the agriculture-dependent valley, adding that over time more sinking could permanently reduce how much water can be stored in the underground aquifer. More »

  • Plague Cases in California: What's Behind the Rise? Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    After nearly 10 years without any cases of plague, California has seen two people contract the age-old illness already this summer. Experts say it's hard to know why there are more cases of plague in California this year than in recent years. A number of factors — including the behavior of people or rodents, or even the California drought — could play a role in the cases of this bacterial infection. More »

  • Why California's Droughts are Just Going to Get Worse (Op-Ed)
    Why California's Droughts are Just Going to Get Worse (Op-Ed) Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    California is now well into its fourth consecutive year of drought. Tensions in the state have mounted as urban and agricultural water users become increasingly stressed by water shortages — but we can't blame the almond farmers. There are many factors at play here, notably a complex water cycle and conveyance network, as well as a somewhat archaic legal landscape. More »

  • Lake Mead's Water Sinks to Lowest Level Since 1930s
    Lake Mead's Water Sinks to Lowest Level Since 1930s Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Years of unrelenting drought are straining a large reservoir of water between Nevada and Arizona, new satellite images reveal. Images taken July 25 show that Lake Mead’s water level has dropped by about 120 feet (37 meters) from where the water reached 15 years ago, on July 6, 2000. The Landsat 8 satellite, jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, captured both photos of the sprawling reservoir. More »

  • Wildfires wreak havoc in drought-choked Western states
    Wildfires wreak havoc in drought-choked Western states Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Wildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West on Thursday as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames. More »

  • Global warming has made California's drought worse, say sceintists Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    The study's authors say the drought is a mostly natural event, but they blamed human-induced global warming for increasing its intensity by up to 20 percent. The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that climate change due to human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is the cause of between 8 to 27 percent of the drought conditions between 2012 and 2014 and between 5 to 18 percent in 2014. Recommended: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? More »

  • California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers
    California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting ... More »

  • Unrelenting Washington wildfire turns deadly as officials evacuate 4,000 ho … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    The wildfires raging in the West and eating up thousands of acres of drought-starved terrain have claimed the lives of three firefighters in Washington state. Four other firefighters were injured in the accident. The casualties came Wednesday as firefighters in the northern central part of the state are stretched thin battling a variety of blazes. More »

  • Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking
    Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, state officials said Wednesday, citing new research ... More »

  • Report: Groundwater pumping in California drought causes land to sink faster … Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Report: Groundwater pumping in California drought causes land to sink faster than in past. More »

  • Largest Polish river hits record-low level amid drought
    Largest Polish river hits record-low level amid drought Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Poland's longest river, the Vistula, on Tuesday hit its lowest water level in more than 200 years because of a drought ravaging the country, a weather official said. More »

  • Louis van Gaal reveals other striker options to replace Wayne Rooney up fro …
    Louis van Gaal reveals other striker options to replace Wayne Rooney up fro … Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Louis van Gaal has revealed that he will not hesitate to replace Wayne Rooney from his position up front should the England international fail to shrug off his goalscoring drought. The 30-year-old has failed to score a single goal in his opening two games which United have won by a similar scoreline of 1-0. Van Gaal has allowed Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave this summer, thereby bestowing faith in Rooney to lead the line up front. More »

  • Bilbao holds off Barcelona to win Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate
    Bilbao holds off Barcelona to win Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao ended a 31-year trophy drought with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Monday, claiming the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 aggregate victory over the reigning European champions. More »

  • Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes
    Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Sunday ushered in calmer weather across the West, aiding firefighters who worked to contain flames fed by drought conditions and whipped up by wind and heat. More »

  • Drought leads to power outages in US Virgin Islands Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a worsening drought is causing power outages. More »

  • Floods & Drought: NASA Satellites Map 'Tale of 2 Countries' in US
    Floods & Drought: NASA Satellites Map 'Tale of 2 Countries' in US Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Floods ravage Texas while drought parches California. It has been a wild 2015 for United States weather, and more changes are coming when El Niño takes hold in the Pacific, a NASA scientist said. The agency has 20 Earth-monitoring satellites in orbit examining the planet and providing statistics on rainfall, ground water and cloud cover. More »