The Stream, May 3: Nile River Treaty?

Local protests against mining and energy projects in Peru are on course to affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections in June, Reuters reports. Some $40 billion in mostly foreign investment has been lined up for Peruvian projects over the next decade, but protesters fear that the extractive processes might cause pollution and drain scarce water resources.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Wyoming irrigators are not taking more than their share of water from the Tongue and Powder rivers, the Illinois Gazette reports. But the water issues between Montana and Wyoming are far from over.

Ethiopia will postpone ratification of a new water sharing agreement on the Nile River until Egypt elects a new government, according to Voice of America.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data reveals that the Indian Point nuclear power plant carries the greatest risk of reactor core damage from an earthquake among the country’s 104 nuclear facilities.

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