GO
Loading...

Droughts

More

  • 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...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 11- Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought. Other cities in Brazil's heavily populated southeast such as Rio de Janeiro face less dire shortages but...

  • Record-high temperatures and the most severe drought in at least 80 years punished southeastern Brazil last year, a region accounting for 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Private weather forecaster Somar warned of irregular rainfall in the center-west soy belt as well as the southeast throughout the month as an atmospheric blockage...

  • Record-high temperatures and the most severe drought in at least 80 years punished southeastern Brazil last year, a region accounting for 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Private weather forecaster Somar warned of irregular rainfall in the center-west soy belt as well as the southeast throughout the month as an atmospheric blockage...

  • One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday. The Ventura County Fire Department said its personnel responded to 37 calls for assistance due to flooding and a second-story balcony collapsed in the Los...

  • Meet the water cops   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Meet the water cops

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports who the water cops are in California amid the terrible drought, and what the violations are.

  • Industry most impacted by drought   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Industry most impacted by drought

    A look at the most unlikely industry being affected by a drought, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Calif. brewers deal with drought   Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how California beer makers are surviving the Golden State's epic drought.

  • Drought on tap   Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Drought on tap

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.

  • Rice price crisis   Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Rice price crisis

    California's drought is causing a huge problem for rice growers.

  • Drought? Just paint your grass   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Drought? Just paint your grass

    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.

  • Profiting from California drought   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Profiting from California drought

    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 gets second bid   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Treasury Wine Estates gets second bid

    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.

  • New tech tools for Cali drought   Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 1:53 PM ET
    New tech tools for Cali drought

    Start-ups are riding to the rescue of droughts in California. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on these efforts.

  • Tech fights the California drought   Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Tech fights the California drought

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how tech start-up Terravion is helping California farms and wineries combat the drought.

  • US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.

  • How to play water   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    How to play water

    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.

  • Turn in your neighbor with VizSAFE   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Turn in your neighbor with VizSAFE

    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.

  • California water hogs   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    California water hogs

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California residents are using a new app called VizSAFE to report water violations in the drought stricken state.