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Start-ups are riding to the rescue of droughts in California. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on these efforts.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports California residents are using a new app called VizSAFE to report water violations in the drought stricken state.
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.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports illegal pot production is disrupting California's water supply.
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 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.
CNBC's Jane Wells discusses how the drought in Brazil is affecting coffee prices.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the good and bad of El Nino if it develops near South American mines, and coffee and cocoa.
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.
*Cocoa has technical bounce after subdued grind data. LONDON, April 11- Arabica coffee futures on ICE hit a more than two-year high on Friday, underpinned by fears that a drought will cut top-grower Brazil's output. Cocoa futures rose in a technical correction after sinking on Thursday due to disappointing demand data.
*Coffee council pegs Brazil 2014 output down 4.5 pct y/y. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 10- Arabica coffee hit a more than two-year high on Thursday on low crop forecasts amid renewed fears that a drought will severely cut top grower Brazil's output in the coming seasons.