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  • *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.

  • 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.

  • CNBC.com hot list: Florida condo kick-out     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler provides insight to which stories are hot on the website.

  • *Africa launches its first sovereign risk insurance pool. *Climate change seen major risk to Africa. On May 1, Africa launched its first sovereign risk pool insurance scheme, marking a major policy shift in the way climatic events such as droughts, and from next year floods, will be tackled by the world's poorest continent.

  • *Local wheat purchasing season set to begin in war-torn Syria. AMMAN/ ABU DHABI, April 28- War and drought have crippled Syria's wheat crop, with some experts now forecasting output of the staple food could fall to around a third of pre-war levels, and possibly even below 1 million tonnes for the first time in 40 years.