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

    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
    Drought costing California

    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
    Pot draining California water supplies

    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
    Is pot sucking California dry?

    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 fall

    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
    How Brazil drought impacts coffee

    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 hot list: Florida condo kick-out

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

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

    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
    Drought hurts meat prices

    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.

  • Agriculture demand back, tighter inventories: Pro   Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Agriculture demand back, tighter inventories: Pro

    The USDA's crop report came in lower than expected, and traders are tracking the volatility, with CME trader Chris Gersch and Chris Narayanan, Societe Generale.

  • Salmon taking a ride   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Salmon taking a ride

    Some 30 million Chinook salmon, or "baby king salmon" are being driven by tanker trucks due to the fear of warmer and shallow waters from the California drought keeping them from swimming to the ocean this year. CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the details.

  • Salmon face climate woes   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Salmon face climate woes

    The waters in California are too shallow and too warm for salmon to swim from Hatchery to the ocean. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the California drought is forcing tanker trucks to drive salmon to the ocean.

  • Drought slows down fracking   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Drought slows down fracking

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • Water shortage threatens beer supply   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Water shortage threatens beer supply

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting brewers.

  • California drought hits Napa   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    California drought hits Napa

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards.

  • Vail 'drives growth' despite drought   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Vail 'drives growth' despite drought

    Vail Resorts Chairman & CEO Robert Katz says his resort is still growing 6-8 percent despite the low snowfall in Tahoe.

  • Israel helping California's drought issues   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Israel helping California's drought issues

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited California last week to seal a deal to help with the state's drought problem. CNBC's Josh Lipton explains irrigation technology.

  • California drought on avocados   Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    California drought on avocados

    California may only produce 250 million pounds of avocados in 2014, compared to 15 million pounds last year. CNBC's Jane Wells reports this has nothing to do with the drought.

  • Cali's irrigation effort and industry   Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Cali's irrigation effort and industry

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the irrigation industry is being affected by California's record drought.

  • Severity of California drought   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Severity of California drought

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the drought's economic costs.