Nature

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Apr 30 '15 11:11

A visitor to the Rotterdam zoo was attacked by a vulture this week. The bird flew at Henk Koelwijn's neck and left a big scratch on his ear and back of his head, AD reports.

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Apr 22 '15 14:36

A group of 10 volunteers have made a spectacular flower petal mosaic of Vincent van Gogh on the Koningsplein in Keukehnhof.

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Apr 22 '15 13:11

The association Vrienden van het Vondelpark - Friends of the Vondelpark - wants a barbecue ban in the park as they believe it would significantly reduce the level of pollution. The association announced on their Facebook page.

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Apr 22 '15 11:31

14 year old Lars Barten from Rijkevoort made remarkable discovery in the Maastricht ENCI quarry on Saturday. He found rare bones of a mosasaur, a large, extinct marine reptile.

Apr 15 '15 10:37

Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.

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Apr 15 '15 09:54

The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.

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Apr 15 '15 09:30

Today is expected to be sunny and dry with maximum temperatures ranging between 15 degrees on the Wadden to 25 degrees in the southeast of the country, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.

Apr 13 '15 11:13

Some mothers and children are afraid of the so-called Cuddly Owl in Noordeinde and wants it to be removed, Omroep Gelderland reports. Adriaan Hoogendoorn, the mayor of Oldebroek, agrees that the situation does not feel safe and would prefer it if the owl could be relocated.

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Apr 13 '15 11:00

A sunny week with little chance of rain lays ahead for the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute predicts.

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Apr 10 '15 07:42

Despite dense fog in the northwestern half in the country and mist in the rest on Friday morning, today is likely to be the first warm, sunny day of spring this year.

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Apr 2 '15 08:59

In the coming years the Cabinet is going to invest in ensuring that Dutch homes and business are less reliant on natural gas for heating, instead heating properties with renewable heat or leftover heat.

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Apr 1 '15 12:17

The March storm that hit the Netherlands yesterday caused an estimated 10 million euros worth of damage. This is according to the initial estimation of the Alliance of Insurers, Blik op nieuws reports. By 11:00 p.m. last night, the emergency services network P2000 had received more than 1,300 reports of storm damage.

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Apr 1 '15 08:32

The emergency services network P2000 received a total of 1,327 reports about the storm and storm damage by 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the Volkskrant reports. The most reports came from the Rotterdam Rijnmond region, followed by Noord- and Oost Gelderland.

Mar 31 '15 17:31

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and aldermen of the "Sustainability in the Capital" committee banned balloon launches from all events organized in the city. The municipality also launched an information campaign about the balloons' harmful effects on environment and animal well being.

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Mar 31 '15 17:17

Drivers of empty or lightly-loaded trucks are advised to stay off the roads Tuesday, a message from the Dutch infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat states. Strong winds have knocked trucks over on several highways, especially the A50, NOS reports.

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Mar 31 '15 13:15

About 80 flights have been cancelled at Schiphol airport this morning due to the weather conditions. Flights have also been delayed by about an hour, Reformatorisch Dagblad reports.

Mar 30 '15 08:21

The Code Yellow warning for strong winds until Tuesday, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.

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Mar 29 '15 11:22

A code yellow weather warning is in effect across much of the Netherlands due to high winds. The warning covers the entire country, except the Frisian islands, until 9 p.m. Sunday, the government’s meteorological agency KNMI reported.

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Mar 26 '15 13:18

Solar Energy Works plans to build the largest solar park in the Netherlands near Schiphol, with some help from Schiphol Area Development and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, NU reports.

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Mar 26 '15 12:43

The Tweede Kamer - lower house of parliament - does not see any insurmountable problems with Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) plans to build three large wind farms on the North Sea. The Kamer has given the go-ahead for the construction, NOS reports.

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Mar 24 '15 19:30

State Secretary of Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma approved a proposal for certification of organic beekeeping in the Netherlands. This is to make organic honey of Dutch origin available in 2016.

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Mar 24 '15 11:19

The Netherlands will help China to improve the quality of their air. State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment and her Chinese counterpart Chen Jining signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the matter.

Mar 23 '15 16:49

More than 16,000 people signed a petition against the exploration and extraction of gas close to the West Frisian island of Terschelling, the action group GasTvrij Terschelling announced on Sunday.

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Mar 20 '15 09:17

The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.

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