*Ethiopia's ambitions challenged, at least in short term. FEDETO/ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 31- On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Ethiopia's failed rains, which meteorologists blame on the El Nino weather phenomenon, have created a drought in some areas of the country...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
After years of drought, California is preparing for wildfire season, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.
Vertical farming is traditionally done inside with artificial light, but one farm is taking the idea outside, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.
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.
Ted Seghesio of Seghesio Family Vineyards, discusses the impact of the drought on wine production, and keeping the family business running successfully.
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 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.
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.
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 Helene Schneider recalls how the 'March Miracle' ended the last drought and resulted in the city's desal plant going offline.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports who the water cops are in California amid the terrible drought, and what the violations are.
A look at the most unlikely industry being affected by a drought, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how California beer makers are surviving the Golden State's epic drought.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.
California's drought is causing a huge problem for rice growers.
In California, water agencies are giving out rebates for residents if they install fake grass. CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to A Lucky Lawn's owner, Drew McClellan, about his creative and profitable fix.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports water agencies are spending big money on rebates to get people to rip out their lawns and replace the grass with drought tolerant plants or fake turf.
Treasury Wine Estates of Australia has now received a second multi-billion takeover bid. CNBC's Jane Wells says the bidder is reportedly TPG, but the company has no comment.