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  • Drought on tap Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Drought on tap

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.

  • Rice price crisis Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Rice price crisis

    California's drought is causing a huge problem for rice growers.

  • Drought? Just paint your grass Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Drought? Just paint your grass

    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
    Profiting from California drought

    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 gets second bid

    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
    New tech tools for Cali drought

    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
    Tech fights the California drought

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how tech start-up Terravion is helping California farms and wineries combat the drought.

  • US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari

    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
    How to play water

    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
    Turn in your neighbor with VizSAFE

    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
    California water hogs

    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
    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.