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  • First in-home water recycling system   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    First in-home water recycling system

    CNBC's Diana Olick gives an inside look at the first in-home water recycling system that could save two-thirds of the water in a home.

  • Corn futures were up 1 percent at the Chicago Board of Trade, following gains in wheat, while soybeans edged higher on technical buying. "We are probably trading headlines today- forecasts for heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma," said Austin Damiani, analyst at Frontier Futures. Rains could arrive midweek in Texas and Oklahoma, possibly causing local flooding and...

  • It finally rains in California   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    It finally rains in California

    San Diego was poured on for just 90 minutes, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • California's drought drama and how we got here   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    California's drought drama and how we got here

    The historic California drought explained, and how some scientists forecast a mega-drought in the coming decades.

  • Solutions for saving water in Cali   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Solutions for saving water in Cali

    Bottled water is coming under attack during the drought. Tim Brown, Nestle Waters North America CEO, discusses how much water is used to create beverage products, and how to save water in California.

  • Outrage at bottled water companies   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    Outrage at bottled water companies

    Since the drought in California, many are getting angry with bottled water companies that get their H2O from public lands. CNBC's Jane Wells reports just how much water is known to go to bottled water.

  • Golden State's bottled water backlash   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Golden State's bottled water backlash

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California bottled water has been targeted by protests in wake of the state's drought emergency.

  • *Japan, Australia forecasters announce arrival of El Nino. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • *Markets eyeing Japan, Australia forecast on Tuesday. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • Silver Oak Cellars CEO: Completely out of wine   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Silver Oak Cellars CEO: Completely out of wine

    David Duncan, Silver Oak Cellars CEO, shares perspective on the business of making wine, and how the drought in Napa Valley is impacting the business.

  • Cali drought: Farmers scapegoated?   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Cali drought: Farmers scapegoated?

    Cannon Michael, Bowles Farming Company president, discusses the impact California's drought has had on agriculture.

  • 'Extreme' fire risk from drought   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    'Extreme' fire risk from drought

    How California's drought is making the job of firefighters extra challenging, with Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter and CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Keeping golf courses green in Cali   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Keeping golf courses green in Cali

    Amid a drought, CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "fore-ward" thinking to keep golf courses green in California.

  • Drought: Economic impact   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Drought: Economic impact

    Discussing the economic impact of California's drought, with Richard Howitt, University of California Davis, and J.R. Deshazo, UCLA Public Policy & Urban Planning professor.

  • The Byzantine system of California water rights   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    The Byzantine system of California water rights

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports water is a problem in California 100 years in the making.

  • Desertscape biz cashing in during drought   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Desertscape biz cashing in during drought

    The landscaping business is booming in California during the drought, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Eva Koppel, owner of Garden of Eva, says her business is exploding.

  • Two sides of desalination   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Two sides of desalination

    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.

  • Turning salt water into fresh   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Turning salt water into fresh

    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.

  • Graywater's drought fix   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Greywater's drought fix

    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.

  • Drought sparks fire concerns   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Drought sparks fire concerns

    After years of drought, California is preparing for wildfire season, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.