TUNIS, Tunisia— Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. A lack of rain, combined with years of bad resource management, has left reservoirs and dams at exceptionally low levels that could lead to...
*Soybeans rise on Chinese purchases, Argentina's supply woes. SINGAPORE, May 9- U.S. soybean futures rose for a second session on Monday as strong demand from top importer China and concerns over crop damage in Argentina buoyed the market. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.4 percent to $10.38-1/ 2 a bushel by 0228 GMT, having firmed 2.2...
*Top producers India, Thailand and Vietnam suffer severe drought. A heat wave is sweeping top rice exporter India, while the No.2 supplier Thailand is facing a second year of drought. "As of now we haven't seen a large price reaction to hot and dry weather because we have had such significant surplus stocks in India and Thailand.
In South Africa, consumers are hit with record high corn prices due to the drought-induced shortage.
Officials say the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack is higher than normal.
CNBC's Jane Wells highlights the rise in the business of capturing rain water in drought-ridden California.
Farmers are flooding fields with storm runoff from El Nino this winter.
Southern California is contemplating a 'toilet to tap' program that could transform human waste water into drinking water.
California has been experiencing drought conditions since 1999. The lack of rainfall and snowpack in the recent years has pushed farmers in the Central Valley to the edge. Farmers spend millions of their own savings to purchase emergency water to save crops, hoping the coming winter will bring rain to relieve the situation. CNBC Reports.
Drought-stricken California has one more more thing to worry about: drones.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the aging underground water pipe infrastructure in America. According to the American Water Works Association, there are nearly a quarter million water main breaks per year.
NBC's Joe Fryer reports on massive wildfires still burning in California, where 2,500 firefighters are on the ground.
Nine thousand firefighters are working on 21 major California fires. NBC News' Joe Fryer reports on the hot and dry conditions there.
Beijia Ma, thematic investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explains what investors can do to make money from California's water crisis.
California suburbs were built on sod, but ever since the state told everyone to cut back on water because of the drought, sod has been a tough business to be in, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a new software which tells you how much water you're using compared to your neighbors.
A major battle is brewing in drought-stricken California, after nearly 70 percent of those ordered to curtail usage have not complied, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Discussing a solution to desalination, with Carlos Riva, Poseidon Water CEO, who will open a $1 billion plant this fall.
Lake Tahoe is full of water, but officials say it won't last because of the drought; and insight to water distribution costs, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
California is stepping up mandatory water restrictions for farmers across the state. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest.