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  • 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.

  • 'Extreme' fire risk from drought Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    'Extreme' fire risk from drought

    How California's drought is making the job of firefighters extra challenging, with Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter and CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Keeping golf courses green in Cali Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Keeping golf courses green in Cali

    Amid a drought, CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "fore-ward" thinking to keep golf courses green in California.

  • Drought: Economic impact Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Drought: Economic impact

    Discussing the economic impact of California's drought, with Richard Howitt, University of California Davis, and J.R. Deshazo, UCLA Public Policy & Urban Planning professor.

  • The Byzantine system of California water rights Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    The Byzantine system of California water rights

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports water is a problem in California 100 years in the making.

  • Desertscape biz cashing in during drought Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Desertscape biz cashing in during drought

    The landscaping business is booming in California during the drought, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Eva Koppel, owner of Garden of Eva, says her business is exploding.

  • Two sides of desalination Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Two sides of desalination

    As desalination talks heat up during California's drought, two pros debate whether the process is efficient. Robert Sulnick, OC Wise executive director, and Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute, debate.

  • Turning salt water into fresh Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Turning salt water into fresh

    California is running out of choices for water during its drought, and is working to finance a desalination plant, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Water bills will go up about $6 per customer.

  • Graywater's drought fix Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Greywater's drought fix

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports on graywater as a way to help people reuse water in their home. The process costs about $2,500 for installation.

  • Drought sparks fire concerns Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Drought sparks fire concerns

    After years of drought, California is preparing for wildfire season, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Vertical farming Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Vertical farming

    Vertical farming is traditionally done inside with artificial light, but one farm is taking the idea outside, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Farmers under attack Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Farmers under attack

    California is the nation's largest farm state, and the almond industry is making some people nuts for its huge water usage, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Sizing up Seghesio's wine Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    Sizing up Seghesio's wine

    Ted Seghesio of Seghesio Family Vineyards, discusses the impact of the drought on wine production, and keeping the family business running successfully.

  • California mega-drought sparks ag controversy Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    California mega-drought sparks ag controversy

    Jay Famiglietti, NASA senior water specialist, reveals the results of a one-year study that shows the Golden State has about one year of water left in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Basins, which supplies most of the state.

  • CNBC.com Hot List: French fries matter Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    CNBC.com Hot List: French fries matter

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler discusses the hottest stories on the Web, including Under Armour's big bet on Jordan Spieth, and a new restaurant battleground.

  • California water wars Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    California water wars

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the growing feud between farmers and families over the state's dwindling water supply as restrictions slash residential and business usage by 25 percent.

  • California drought: Are farms draining cities dry? Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    California drought: Farms vs. cities

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California Governor Jerry Brown has ordered to cut water consumption by 25 percent, but it will be up to local water agencies to figure out how to make that happen.

  • Santa Barbara Mayor: 'Worst drought in history' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Santa Barbara Mayor: 'Worst drought in history'

    Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider recalls how the 'March Miracle' ended the last drought and resulted in the city's desal plant going offline.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 13- Brazilians are in a dour mood at the moment, giving them all the more reason to party as Carnival celebrations officially kick off in earnest on Friday. "Carnival has always been an escape valve," said Gerson Moraes, a history and philosophy professor at Mackenzie University in São Paulo. A severe drought in southeastern Brazil has raised the...