Nature

Jan 6 '14 15:10

Monday January 6th is well on its way to break the record of warmest January 6th ever.

Dec 30 '13 04:32

A bottlenose dolphin was born in the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk, shortly after midnight, Sunday. The birth of the young dolphin, whose gender is not yet known, is unique.

Dec 27 '13 15:31

Rijkswaterstaat, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, has been busy all day cleaning up an oil spill in the Nieuwe Haven in Arnhem. By a cause, yet unknown, about 2,650 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the water.

Dec 24 '13 13:04

A Russian seaman is believed to be dead after he presumably went overboard from a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg. Alexander Merkulov, 56, was discovered missing after the ship he was on was struck by a 10-meter-wave. He has not been found.

Dec 12 '13 04:33

Shell expects to be able to produce oil in the Arctic, starting 2025, announced departing CEO, Peter Voser, in a farewell interview on the Shell website.

Dec 11 '13 17:32

A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Dec 5 '13 04:31

As the Netherlands is preparing to endure the storm, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) also issued a code 'orange'. The DMI warns for very strong winds, first from the southwest, later from the northwest with gusts of 35 to 40 m per second, which equals 126 to 144 km per hour.

Dec 1 '13 11:39

Winter weather will be blowing into the Netherlands this week. Weeronline.nl said today that the meteorological winter starts today and that temperature in the country will drop as of midweek,with a chance of snow on Friday.

Nov 25 '13 19:04

Over a hundred bird watchers traveled to Zwolle, because a very rare hawk owl was spotted Sunday evening. People came all the way from New Zealand to catch a glimpse of the bird.

Nov 4 '13 00:01

The police closed access roads to Wijk bij Duurstede Sunday afternoon after a whirlwind passed over the village. Non locals are turned away. Residents are advised to stay in and not to start damage repairs on roofs yet.

Oct 30 '13 01:48

The zookeepers of Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem are very happy with the birth of a western lowland gorilla. The baby gorilla who was born on Thursday is the first baby of the nine year old mother Makoua, who has been a problem child.

The mother of the newly born, Makoua, was born in the zoo of Berlin and brought up by zookeepers with milk bottles. The European coordinator for the breeding program for gorillas, decided it was better to move Makoua to Stuttgart. Unfortunately this was no success and the young gorilla couldn’t get used to the other gorillas there.

Oct 15 '13 00:06

Hunters expect it will be tricky to shoot off wild boar at the Veluwe, because there are many acorns, chestnuts and beechnuts this year.

Oct 2 '13 00:22

Uncertainty drives the Dutch Greenpeace activist Faiza Oulahsen crazy in a Russian cell. She writes this in a letter to a co-worker. The letter was published by Greenpeace on the organization's website.

Sep 30 '13 02:52

The Dutch Greenpeace activists Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels will stay in a Russian cell for the next two months . The judge in Murmansk extended their detention.

Sep 25 '13 02:40

The Asian fruit fly Drosophila suzukii that damaged crops in North America and southern Europe, now threatens Dutch orchards. The expectation is that the fruit fly may also cause harm in the Netherlands, writes Dijksma, State Secretary of Agriculture, in response to questions from the House.

Sep 25 '13 02:35

The Arctic Sunrise crew, among which two Dutch, was transferred to the office of Inquiry in Russia.

Sep 24 '13 02:03

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, sailing under Dutch flag, is expected to arrive in the Russian Moermansk on Tuesday. This is reported by Greenpeace and the Russian press Interfax.

Sep 23 '13 20:03

It was remarkably crowded at the Holwerd pier last Sunday the 15th. Over a hundred and fifty people had gathered to participate in the popular Dutch mudflat hiking. Called ‘wadlooptocht’, this recreation is a walk from Holwerd to Ameland, wading in the waters of the mudflats of the Wadden Sea. Mudflat hiking is a unique activity that only can be experienced in a few parts of Europe.

Sep 21 '13 02:08

Greenpeace has not been able to establish any radio contact with the crew of the Arctic Sunrise, since early Thursday evening. The crew of thirty, of which two Dutchmen, are held captive by the Russian coastguard.

Sep 20 '13 02:17

Greenpeace re-established contact with the Arctic Sunrise and reports their ship that has been taken over by the Russian coastguard, south from Nova Zembla. Among the crew are two Dutch activists.

Sep 20 '13 02:10

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, with two Dutch crew members aboard, is being directed to the northern Russian Moermansk. The campaign leader, Faiza Oulahsen, reported this to the NOS. The 30 crew members are under arrest.

Sep 11 '13 04:20

Heavy rainfall caused a bit of nuisance in many parts of the country on Tuesday.

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