One important fact about droughts is that they increase the risk of wildfires. Low moisture and lack of precipitation can create hazardous conditions in forests and range lands that may create wildfires capable of causin... More »

As of October 2015, the California drought encompassed more than 98 percent of the California state, notes The drought began in 2012, with Governor Jerry Brown declaring a drought state of emergency in Ja... More » Geography United States The West

Some drought-tolerant perennials include purple coneflower and tall bearded iris. Some other drought-tolerant perennials include rosemary, lavender, sage and creeping phlox. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

One fun fact about the world is that there is enough molten gold at the core of Earth to coat the land at the surface with a knee-deep layer of the precious metal. Another interesting fact is that the continents are gros... More » Science Earth Science

One interesting fact about Earth is its status as the fifth planet in terms of size but the densest of all. It also ranks as the largest of the terrestrial planets in the solar system and the only one on which water exis... More » Science Earth Science

One interesting Earth fact that kids should know is that Earth is the only planet with an atmosphere that contains 21 percent oxygen. It is also the only planet known to contain life. The Earth is the third planet from t... More »

Droughts can occur anywhere on the planet, but they are most prevalent and long-lasting in arid climates. Areas of the globe that experience high humidity and precipitation can have droughts when rainfall totals taper of... More » Science Earth Science