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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.