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  • A 'sod story' for California Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    A 'sod story' for California

    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.

  • Shame your neighbors for water usage Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Shame your neighbors for water usage

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a new software which tells you how much water you're using compared to your neighbors.

  • Golden State water wars come to a boil Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Golden State water wars come to a boil

    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.

  • *Texas, Oklahoma battered by floods last month. The storms inundated fields across Texas and Oklahoma but they broke a years-long drought that wreaked havoc on the profitability of growers and cattlemen. "The thing that differentiates it from all other natural hazards is the fact that it covers such a wide swath or spatial extent," said Don Willhite,...

  • Solving California's drought Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:42 PM ET
    Solving the California's drought

    Discussing a solution to desalination, with Carlos Riva, Poseidon Water CEO, who will open a $1 billion plant this fall.

  • Less water, higher rates Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Less water, higher rates

    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.

  • *Chicken prices in western India soar to record 95 rupees/ kg. MUMBAI, June 1- Chicken prices in India soared to a record high after a heat wave killed more than 17 million birds in May, as temperatures regularly above 40 degrees Celsius led to mounting casualties among livestock as well as humans. India has been struggling to export corn after global prices hit...

  • California drought dilemmas... Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    California drought dilemmas...

    California is stepping up mandatory water restrictions for farmers across the state. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest.

  • Cutting your water bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Cutting your water bill

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to stop wasting water and cut down your water bill.

  • First in-home water recycling system Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    First in-home water recycling system

    CNBC's Diana Olick gives an inside look at the first in-home water recycling system that could save two-thirds of the water in a home.

  • Corn futures were up 1 percent at the Chicago Board of Trade, following gains in wheat, while soybeans edged higher on technical buying. "We are probably trading headlines today- forecasts for heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma," said Austin Damiani, analyst at Frontier Futures. Rains could arrive midweek in Texas and Oklahoma, possibly causing local flooding and...

  • It finally rains in California Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    It finally rains in California

    San Diego was poured on for just 90 minutes, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • California's drought drama and how we got here Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    California's drought drama and how we got here

    The historic California drought explained, and how some scientists forecast a mega-drought in the coming decades.

  • Solutions for saving water in Cali Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Solutions for saving water in Cali

    Bottled water is coming under attack during the drought. Tim Brown, Nestle Waters North America CEO, discusses how much water is used to create beverage products, and how to save water in California.

  • Outrage at bottled water companies Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    Outrage at bottled water companies

    Since the drought in California, many are getting angry with bottled water companies that get their H2O from public lands. CNBC's Jane Wells reports just how much water is known to go to bottled water.

  • Golden State's bottled water backlash Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Golden State's bottled water backlash

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California bottled water has been targeted by protests in wake of the state's drought emergency.

  • *Japan, Australia forecasters announce arrival of El Nino. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • *Markets eyeing Japan, Australia forecast on Tuesday. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • Silver Oak Cellars CEO: Completely out of wine Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Silver Oak Cellars CEO: Completely out of wine

    David Duncan, Silver Oak Cellars CEO, shares perspective on the business of making wine, and how the drought in Napa Valley is impacting the business.

  • Cali drought: Farmers scapegoated? Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Cali drought: Farmers scapegoated?

    Cannon Michael, Bowles Farming Company president, discusses the impact California's drought has had on agriculture.