The U.S. Agriculture Department, which oversees the Forest Service, is spending more than $150 million a week beating back several dozen blazes, he said. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill that would assign national disaster status to the largest 1 to 2 percent of wildfires, freeing up emergency funding and preventing...» Read More
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.
Start-ups are riding to the rescue of droughts in California. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on these efforts.
CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how tech start-up Terravion is helping California farms and wineries combat the drought.
Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.
Often Americans take the price and value of water for granted, explains Tim Winter, Gabelli & Company head of utility research, in discussing how to play water utilities.
Usage on smartphone application VizSAFE has grown 150 percent in the last month, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. VizSAFE allows users to turn in their neighbor for using too much water.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports California residents are using a new app called VizSAFE to report water violations in the drought stricken state.
Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder, says climate change, despite the naysayers, is getting worse. He advises investors on two approaches to profiting from the trend, or shorting the climate change motif.
Over 80 percent of California is now in extreme or exceptional drought. CNBC's Jane Wells reports UC Davis predicts this will cost the state $2.2 billion.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports illegal pot production is disrupting California's water supply.