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

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

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets. In 2016, the first climate change bonds will be issued from Africa- unique instruments that will enable the world's poorest continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events such as prolonged drought or extreme heat.

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

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

  • *Neumann pegs Brazil's 2015 coffee crop at 45 mln bags. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 26- ICE arabica coffee futures rallied 5 percent on Tuesday after a leading trade house forecast a fall in top grower Brazil's 2015/ 16 production, reinforcing concerns about long-term crop damage from the drought earlier this year.

  • Aug 25- A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies has come under fire from agricultural interests, injecting doubt into the measures' fates in the waning days of the state's legislative session this week.

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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Investing in climate change  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Drought costing California  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Pot draining California water supplies  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports illegal pot production is disrupting California's water supply.

  • Is pot sucking California dry?  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    Marijuana is facing a new hurdle in the state of California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports how illegal pot production is contributing to the state's drought problem.

  • Coffee prices fall  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Coffee prices have dropped 5 percent over the last month, but are still one of the year's biggest commodity gainers. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the drought in Brazil may not be as bad as expected.

  • How Brazil drought impacts coffee  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells discusses how the drought in Brazil is affecting coffee prices.