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  • Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET
    Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up

    The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.

  • Freak Weather Linked to Global Warming Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:16 PM ET
    Pigeons cool by a fountain during the heatwave.

    After the US baked in a searing heatwave and as Russia mourns the deaths of more than 100 flood victims, scientists have produced what they say is groundbreaking research linking climate change to recent extreme weather.

  • Drought Sparks Historical Commodity Rally: Expert Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:50 AM ET
    Drought Sparks Historical Commodity Rally: Expert

    A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

  • Trading Rising Corn Prices Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Trading Rising Corn Prices

    The drought is driving corn prices higher, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Matthew Scharl, Genesis Research & Asset Management.

  • The Business of Wicked Weather Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    The Business of Wicked Weather

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact heat is having on U.S. corn crop; and Weather Channel's Paul Walsh discusses how the heat wave is impacting consumers.

  • Flooded containers in Klong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

    Hundreds died and businesses lost billion in last year's floods, caused in part by overflow from dams filled to hedge against drought. This year, Thailand is testing different prevention measures. The CSM reports.

  • Farm Fear FactorTrade Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Farm Fear FactorTrade

    Drought, demand and debt are taking their toll on crop prices. A play on agriculture volatility , with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.

  • Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    RIZHAO, CHINA - JANUARY 24: (CHINA OUT) A villager inspects the drought situation on his farmland on January 24, 2011 in Rizhao, Shandong province of China. Facing shortage of water, local government plans to invest 275 million yuan, about 41.7 million US dollars, to build a set of irrigation projects, after a severe drought hit the Sandong Province covering a reported area of more than 20, 106. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in an unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, the New York Times reports.

  • A cargo vessel runs aground at the Chongqing section of the Yangtze River during a low water period on May 3, 2011 in Chongqing, China. The vessel is carrying a cargo of 2,500 tons of steel.

    China's government has got an ambitious plan to divert trillions of gallons of water from the Yangtze River to quench the thirst of the millions of Chinese in the country's north plain. But the expensive plan is raising a lot of eyebrows. The NYT reports.

  • Droughts News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Droughts Blog Post Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET