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US judge voids permits for Columbia River methanol plant

A judge on Monday voided permits needed for a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, agreeing with conservation groups that the project needs a more thorough environmental review.

China prepping for mission to bring back material from moon

Chinese technicians were making final preparations for a mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than four decades — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally.

Only male Dungeness crabs can be harvested commercially, and only when they reach a size of 6 1/4" width.

Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed

The Dec. 1 commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until at least Dec. 16 for the entire Oregon Coast because testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.

A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo.

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling.