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  • EPA releases fracking study Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    EPA releases fracking study

    The EPA is releasing information on the impact of fracking on ground water, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Less water, higher rates Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Less water, higher rates

    Lake Tahoe is full of water, but officials say it won't last because of the drought; and insight to water distribution costs, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • The town with America's cheapest water Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    This reservoir, owned by South Feather Water & Power, in California is the cheapest water in the country.

    Despite extreme drought conditions causing restrictions in California, water itself isn't so expensive in the Golden State.

  • What drought? Why California water is so cheap Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Bar Bridge on May 7, 2015 in Oroville, Calif.

    Contrary to expectations, California's water bills haven't gone up as the drought continues. Here's why.

  • This drought solution takes less energy than AC Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Water is pumped into a field that will be planted with rice on May 8, 2015, in Biggs, Calif.

    Desalination is an expensive option compared to other methods of providing water, but many American habits take more energy than we realize.

  • In dry California, tourism stays buoyant—and wet Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.

  • Making wine from wastewater: No, it's not a joke Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Green Island Vineyards grows Pinot Noir grapes for top Napa Valley wineries, and uses treated wastewater to irrigate.

    "California has a lot of growing up to do on how to use water well," says a Napa wine grape grower who uses recycled wastewater to irrigate his vines.

  • Cutting your water bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Cutting your water bill

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to stop wasting water and cut down your water bill.

  • Water efficient homes Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Water efficient homes

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on developments in residential water recycling.

  • Solutions for saving water in Cali Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Solutions for saving water in Cali

    Bottled water is coming under attack during the drought. Tim Brown, Nestle Waters North America CEO, discusses how much water is used to create beverage products, and how to save water in California.

  • Golden State's bottled water backlash Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Golden State's bottled water backlash

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California bottled water has been targeted by protests in wake of the state's drought emergency.

  • Why California's new water rules may not work Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    A man waters down the sidewalk outside Taco Bell in Los Angeles.

    California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.

  • Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross

    Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.

  • Cities struggle with CA's efforts to save water Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    The Beverly Hills lily pond with the city's famous sign is seen during a severe drought in Beverly Hills, California on April 9, 2015.

    Challenges have bedeviled some of California water conservation efforts, and experts expect uneven levels of compliance and success.

  • Drought: Economic impact Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Drought: Economic impact

    Discussing the economic impact of California's drought, with Richard Howitt, University of California Davis, and J.R. Deshazo, UCLA Public Policy & Urban Planning professor.

  • The Byzantine system of California water rights Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    The Byzantine system of California water rights

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports water is a problem in California 100 years in the making.

  • Desertscape biz cashing in during drought Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Desertscape biz cashing in during drought

    The landscaping business is booming in California during the drought, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Eva Koppel, owner of Garden of Eva, says her business is exploding.

  • Two sides of desalination Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Two sides of desalination

    As desalination talks heat up during California's drought, two pros debate whether the process is efficient. Robert Sulnick, OC Wise executive director, and Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute, debate.

  • Turning salt water into fresh Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Turning salt water into fresh

    California is running out of choices for water during its drought, and is working to finance a desalination plant, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Water bills will go up about $6 per customer.

  • California mega-drought sparks ag controversy Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    California mega-drought sparks ag controversy

    Jay Famiglietti, NASA senior water specialist, reveals the results of a one-year study that shows the Golden State has about one year of water left in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Basins, which supplies most of the state.