Nature

Dec 12 '14 14:20

TNO determined that the amount of particulate matter in residential areas in Amsterdam and Amstelveen is two times higher than normal when the wind is blowing from the direction of Schiphol.

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Dec 5 '14 23:42

Dr Erwann Michel-Kerjan and co-authors, winners of this year's Science of Risk: Climate Change category, proposed four flood resilience strategies to protect coastal megacities from the likes of Superstorm Sandy. Their strategies included the levee systems designed for the Netherlands by Dutch engineers in early 1950's.

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Dec 5 '14 10:52

Not only countries, but also cities and companies should join in global climate negotiations. With that approach State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment is traveling to Peru next week, where the UN climate conference will be held.

Dec 4 '14 14:47

Oil company Shell is once again involved in a major oil spill in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Due to a leak, the equivalent of 3,800 barrels of oil have drained away, Reuters reports. According to Shell, the damage was caused by a failed attempt to drain oil.

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Dec 4 '14 12:50

The government must put 100 million euro into making schools and homes more energy efficient. The D66 wants to take this amount from the 600 million euro that Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has reserved for his job plans.

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Dec 4 '14 09:08

To the surprise of the VVD, the PvdA does not want to extract any shale gas in the Netherlands until the end of this term of government. PvdA leader Diederik Samson announced this during a debate in the Second Chamber last night.

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Dec 2 '14 10:50

One of the polar bear triplets that were born in Ouwehands Zoo on November 22nd, has died. Using images from the nursery, the zookeepers have determined that only two of the cubs are still alive.

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Dec 1 '14 13:37

The extremely expensive wind farms that had to be built because of the Energy Accord signed last year, will provide no CO2 advantage for the Netherlands, De Telegraaf reports.

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Nov 28 '14 09:39

Rotterdam is taking drastic measures to improve air quality. This includes expanding the environmental zone, so that the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed in a large part of the city.

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Nov 27 '14 12:03

The Nigerian parliament wants oil company Shell to pay nearly 4 billion dollars (3.2 billion euro) for the damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore oil field in Bonga in December 2011.

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Nov 27 '14 10:10

Pedigree dog breeders have promised that by 2014, no Dutch dogs will suffer due to their appearance.

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Nov 26 '14 11:18

The decline of some bee species is directly related to the deterioration of the flowers where they get there food.

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Nov 26 '14 08:28

Three polar bear cubs were born in the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen on Saturday, November 22nd.

Nov 24 '14 12:45

Rats are becoming an increasing plague in the Netherlands and the spread occurs as the country is changing the laws that govern the extermination of pests.

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Nov 21 '14 18:43

International policing agency Interpol has released a new list of its Most Wanted Criminals suspected of environmental crimes. Amongst those on the list is 55-year-old Nicolaas "Nico" Antonius Cornelis Maria Duindam, a Dutchman last seen in the Netherlands.

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Nov 19 '14 10:14

According to Secretary of State Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment), companies, governments and civil society organizations have taken an important step on the way to the climate summit in Paris next year.

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Nov 18 '14 13:18

Seal sanctuary Pieterburen and scientists from Erasmus University have confirmed that seal flu is now also in the Netherlands.

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Nov 18 '14 10:30

Boyan Slat, founder of the Ocean Cleanup initiative, has been announced as one of the winners of the Champion of the Earht award - the United Nation's top environmental accolade.

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Nov 17 '14 14:29

According to Natuur & Milieu (Nature & Environment), wind farms on the sea provide billions to environmental gains, if the social benefits are included.

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Nov 17 '14 08:53

Windmills that are still in working order, are being replaced with new ones as operators do not receive subsidy for the old ones.

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Nov 14 '14 14:28

ProRail plans to replace the nest of two storks whose nest had to be removed after it threatened to fall on the tracks.

Nov 13 '14 12:45

The Netherlands is paying 100 million euros into the global Green Climate Fund. The money from this fund is to help poor countries tackle the impacts of climate change.

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Nov 13 '14 11:07

Garden store Intratuin is dropping all pesticides that cause death in bees.

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Nov 6 '14 11:56

Wakker Dier is starting a campaign today to remove battery farmed chicken from stores, targeting supermarkets and now Keurslager.

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