Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages — ScienceDaily

In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75 billion of the estimated $199 billion in flood damages from 1988 to 2017. The research, published Jan. 11 in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Moon May Hold Billions of Tons of Subterranean Ice at Its Poles

New research indicates that if even a moderate amount of the water delivered by asteroids to the Moon was sequestered, the lunar poles would contain gigaton deposits (1 billion metric tons) of ice in sheltered craters and beneath its surface. By modeling over 4 billion years of the Moon’s impact history, researchers were […]

Mars died billions of years ago and its guts are still spilling into space

Jezero Crater, the destination of the Perseverance rover, is one of many sites on Mars where ancient water flowed, suggesting that the planet once had a thicker atmosphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL/) The Red Planet is a dead planet, but it may not have always been that way. Rovers and satellites have found clear evidence that the dusty […]