California suburbs were built on sod, but ever since the state told everyone to cut back on water because of the drought, sod has been a tough business to be in, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.» Read More
The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.
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.
A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.
The drought is driving corn prices higher, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Matthew Scharl, Genesis Research & Asset Management.
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.
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.
Drought, demand and debt are taking their toll on crop prices. A play on agriculture volatility , with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.
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.
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.