At least five people died in western Germany Monday night in severe thunderstorms that delivered high winds, rain and lightening. Three people were killed in Dusseldorf after an uprooted tree crashed down on the shed where they were hiding
Meteorologists in the Netherlands issued a Code Orange weather warning Monday afternoon affecting Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland. Storms predicted Monday night could include wind speeds over 100 km/h, according to the KNMI, the country’s national meteorological institute. Thunderstorms, excessive rain and hail are all possible.
Residents across Brabant awoke Monday morning to severe storms accompanied by whirlwinds, lightening and hail which combined to cause damage across the region. Nobody was injured from Monday’s troublesome weather.
A student from Delft has found a way to clean the ocean of plastic waste in an efficient and reasonably priced way. He presents the results of his feasibility study in New York on Tuesday.
The weather predictions for the Pinksteren (Whitsunday) days could run up to 30 degrees. The warm weather may make its welcome return to the Netherlands towards Friday.
Thursday was the coldest May 29th on record, with temperatures at the country’s meteorological headquarters in De Bilt, Utrecht never surpassing 12.0 degrees Celsius. The mercury did not rise higher than 12.3 degrees in 1983, the previous record for lowest high temperature, according to the Telegraaf newspaper.
Natasja, as she is affectionately known, has passed away in the Dolfinarium in Hardewijk on Tuesday night. At 40 years, she was the oldest walrus in Europe. She passed in her sleep.
The Netherlands has sent two experts to the Balkans to assist the relief efforts that have been initiated in the wake of the worst flooding there in over a century.
Jellyfish half a meter in diameter, and almost 11 kilos in weight have been found on coasts near the Wadden sea as well as Britain. Barrel jellyfish are not only abnormally big, but are also descending upon the Dutch coastline at a strange time, Ecomare reports.
In the Rotterdam harbor, 30 activists from Greenpeace were arrested on Thursday morning. The group was protesting the controversial Russian Mikhail Ulyanov oil tanker with two ships, including the Rainbow Warrior.
Four people sailing on a sailboat in Idskenhuizen were injured Wednesday afternoon, when lightning struck.
Bee keepers in The Netherlands have recorded fewer losses of bees in the last Winter than in the years before. Throughout the country, the death rate has been placed at 9.2 percent. These figures come from a telephonic survey among apiarists that was done on the eighth of April by the Dutch Beekeping Association (NBV) and Wageningen University & Research center (UR).
Four sea dragons were brought to the Sea Life center in Scheveningen on Monday. These sea dragons are unique, as they come from a special breeding program in Australia.
Europe, on the initiative of The Netherlands, is going to enforce stricter rules on the import of exotic plant and animal species.
A new El Niño could be on the way, causing worldwide changes in the weather pattern. It is expected that the water in the Pacific Ocean will warm up quickly in the coming months, which will bring about a noticeable effect, meteorologists announce.
Dutch professor Richard Tol took his leave from the UN climate panel, as he does not agree with the negative conclusions in the latest UN climate report. The consequences of climate change are over-estimated in his opinion.
Delight at Oostvaardesplassen as a litter of foxes was born Friday morning. The foxes can be followed via webcam, but it is still unclear how many foxes there actually are. From the images, people are guessing four pups were born.
DJ and producer, B-Funky presented a special version of his track Turn off the Light as theme song for Earth Hour in the Netherlands, Wednesday.
A reticulated python in the Asia habitat in the Emmen zoo laid 17 eggs, as far as the caretakers could count. The python is native to Southeast Asia.
The false gharial, also known as the Malayan gharial or false gavial, that arrived at Amsterdam zoo Artis last year, has passed away. According to Artis, the dominant mating behavior of the male gharial was what killed her.
A live harbor porpoise, a small whale species that looks like a dolphin, washed up on the Tweede Maasvlakte on Wednesday morning.
The starry smooth-hound that washed up in Vlieland, Monday, was transferred from “De Noordwester” nature and information center on the island that took it in, to the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk, where it can get the special care the female shark needs.
The Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD) wants the Gelderland Provincial Executive (PE) to dismiss the proposal to extend the hunting season for red deer into the tourist season for more reasons than one. An important reason being the risk of accidentally shooting a tourist on a late-night walk.