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If the scorching heat wave continues much longer, there could be an impact on the U.S. corn crop—and on consumer's wallets.
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.
"In addition to the shock value...we need to seriously question whether a double dip is there. I would say it's back on the table," says one strategist.
Is water the next big investment idea? Australia is sure betting on it. The industry is valued at up to $27 billion in Australia, while last year alone over $3 billion in water rights were traded in the open market.
Corn futures are trading near all-time highs and look to climb even higher as the U.S. crop faces tight supplies and surging demand. Here's what it means for your wallet and for some agriculture stocks.
China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.
Raised debt ceiling rejected, May auto sales slumped and the LinkedInIPO emulated. Here's what we're watching...
It's been a stormy year for U.S. property insurers, and hurricane season hasn't even started yet. But shares of these companies could be jumping if a bad year in weather prompts premium increases.
European airlines should be allowed to deal with the consequences of the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption themselves, Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.
The federal government’s main weather forecasting agency warns of an “above average” hurricane season this summer, yet the energy market yawns...
Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.
2011 has been a difficult year for those in the South and Midwest United States. Following are a collection of images that show the destruction created from the tornadoes this year.
Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.
More than 90 tornadoes — described by one meteorologist as a “family” of them — hit the state of North Carolina on Saturday, causing widespread damage, reports the New York Times.
In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.
Terrible weather in January, a spike in gasoline prices in February and a devastating earthquake in Japan in March: any of those three factors can bring a hiccup in earnings and taken together it seems more likely than not that they will.
Plans to develop new nuclear reactors may have to be put on hold until world leaders assess the causes of Japan's nuclear disaster and how to prevent a repeat of the accident, Luis Echavarri, director of the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency told CNBC.
As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.
Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.
As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.