UPDATE 2-Villagers angry as Portugal wildfire still rages
VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal, July 22 (Reuters) - After more than 50 hours, firefighters were still battling a wildfire in central Portugal late on Monday, as villagers and local authorities blamed a lack of resources and government inaction for the damage caused by the flames.
Tropical Depression Three forms over Bahamas, no major strengthening seen - NHC
(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Three has formed over the Bahamas, but no significant strengthening is expected, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Monday.
'Only you know' if we did enough, says memorial to Iceland's lost glacier
ROME, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iceland's first glacier to be lost to rising temperatures is to be marked with a memorial carrying a grim warning about the impact of climate change if the world fails to act on time.
NHC says 60% chance of tropical cyclone near Andros Island, Bahamas
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located near Andros Island in the Bahamas has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.
Strong winds reignite wildfires in central Portugal
VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) - More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to limit the number of residents at risk.
Paris on heatwave alert as France braces for scorching weather
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris authorities on Monday activated a heatwave alert plan for the capital as France prepared for another week of scorching temperatures just a month after a similar heatwave in June.
Indonesia plans cloud seeding to avoid crop failure
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing to carry out cloud seeding in an effort to trigger rainfall to prevent harvest failure and forest fire, the disaster mitigation agency's spokesman said on Monday.
U.S. NHC says 30% chance of tropical cyclone over northwest Bahamas
(Reuters) - A trough of low pressure located over the northwest Bahamas and the adjacent waters has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.
Thai farmers asked to delay rice planting as drought bites
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.
Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300
DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas.
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