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  • 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.

  • *Bunge says poor soy crushing margins in China to improve. CHICAGO, April 25- U.S. wheat futures touched their highest level in more than a week on Friday as escalating tensions in Ukraine heightened fears of supply disruptions and forecasts for drier-than-expected weather fueled concerns about crop damage in the U.S.

  • USDA: Chances of El Nino now 50-67%     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the good and bad of El Nino if it develops near South American mines, and coffee and cocoa.

  • Drought hurts meat prices     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports the domestic cattle herd is the smallest it has been since 1951. The biggest culprit is California and the Southwest's record water shortages.