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‘The Martian’ author talks book, advice for writers

George Johnston // October 2, 2015

Is there life on Mars? If Mark Watney, the character stuck on Mars after a dust storm in Andy Weir's novel "The Martian," counts, then yes, there's life on Mars.   Weir recently sat down...

Paul Gosselin, Butte County Director of the Department of Water and Resource Conservation, discusses the possibilities of subsidence happening in Butte County. Photo courtesy of Paul Gosselin.

Central valley sinking faster than ever in drought

Austin Herbaugh // September 20, 2015

While the drought has affected many lives, it's also changing the surface of the Earth itself. Throughout large swaths of the valley, the ground is literally sinking beneath our feet. According to...

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