The Stream, June 26: U.S. Supreme Court Awards Georgia in Tri-State Water Dispute

Tough verdict on Rio+20 from author George Monbiot: governments have given up on the planet, he writes for the Guardian.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday secured metro Atlanta’s claim to water from Lake Lanier, granting Georgia a big legal victory in its long-standing water rights dispute with Florida and Alabama, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Years of uncontrolled digging of wells has almost sucked one of Morocco’s major oases dry, AFP reported.

About 80 percent of Korea is suffering from extreme drought, as the country has been hit by the most persistent dry spell in more than 100 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

GlobalPost looks at the disastrous effects of years of oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. For context, check out Circle of Blue‘s in-depth coverage of the clash over oil, water, power and poverty in this monumentally contaminated war zone.

Armenia might be short of irrigation water this year, reported, citing state officials.

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