Nature

Sep 14 '16 13:20

The Dutch government wants to close a material agreement with companies, municipalities, provinces and civil society organizations before the end of the year. The ultimate goal for this deal is to recycle all raw materials by 2050, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment wrote parliament

Sep 13 '16 16:00

At around 1:50 p.m. today it was 29.9 degrees Celsius in De Bilt, the hottest temperature ever measured on September 13th since temperature measurement started in 1901. The previous record was set in 1919 when 29.6 degrees was measured in De Bilt

Sep 13 '16 15:30

The Dutch police bought a number of eagles and are currently training them to hunt drones. The police expect that they will be ready for deployment by next summer.

Sep 13 '16 15:00

A 31-year-old man from Haarlem suspected of intentionally chasing animals with a drone, was acquitted by the police court on Monday

Sep 13 '16 13:30

Air quality in the Netherlands will be very bad in the coming days, public health institute RIVM warns. The institute therefore decided to issue a smog warning effective until Friday

Sep 13 '16 09:32

Summer is just not giving up on the Netherlands this year. Even though it is the second week of autumn, sunshine and high temperatures will prevail in the country until Thursday

Sep 12 '16 14:25

The Naturalis museum received over 4 thousand visitors this weekend who came to see the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton Trix. The Trix display opened to the public on Saturday, and the biodiversity center was sold out for the entire weekend

Sep 9 '16 15:35

After arriving in Leiden two weeks ago, Tyrannosaurus Rex Trix is assembled and ready to greet her public. From tomorrow the public can come see this queen of the dinosaurs at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Sep 8 '16 15:50

Oil companies Shell and Exxon apologized for the suffering of Groningen residents as a result of gas extraction earthquakes in the province. The apologies were made in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, at the insistence of GroenLinks parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren

Sep 8 '16 12:45

Reports that the nuclear reactor in Petten's safety is not up to standard has Dutch parliamentarians concerned. The PvdA, D66, GroenLinks and SP all want responsible Ministers Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs and Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and environment to order an investigation

Sep 6 '16 13:10

Customs officers at Schiphol airport found 259 reptiles hidden in four suitcases at the airport. Ten of the animals were dead. Three Spanish suspects were arrested, the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA announced.

Sep 5 '16 11:10

Despite temperatures in the mid- to high-20's expected for this week, the Netherlands is already preparing roadway crews to deal with heavy snow this winter

Sep 5 '16 09:47

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs has no intention to close the new coal plants in the Netherlands, despite concerns that the country will not meet its climate targets without doing so. According to him, the new plats "are the cleanest in Europe, we would be crazy to close them", he said in WNL on Sunday

Sep 5 '16 09:31

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands was five percent higher in 2015 than in 2014, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Monday.

Sep 2 '16 09:53

The Dutch government will have to close at least one or two of the brand new coal plants if they hope to reach the target set in the so-called Urgenda ruling, according to an as yet confidential study by CE Delf that newspaper Trouw managed to get its hands on. 

Sep 1 '16 09:45

Animal protection organization Dierenbescherming stopped filming abuse on horse markets because of aggression employees face from horse traders. "We can no longer guarantee the safety of our people", Piko Fieggen of the organization said to NOS.

Sep 1 '16 09:15

Marjan van Loon, CEO of Shell Nederland, wants to use natural gas revenues from Groningen for a "delta plan" for the transition to green energy and for the local economy, she said in an Interview with the Financieele Dagblad. Though she adds that the Netherlands must continue gas extraction for as long as possible.

Aug 31 '16 16:00

Clear skies and sunshine are making Wednesday the warmest day of this week in the Netherlands, with afternoon temperatures of around 25 degrees expected in Amsterdam

Aug 29 '16 15:30

The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This "record" discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Aug 29 '16 12:25

The Rescue Brigade is warning Amsterdam residents to only swim in allocated swimming locations in the city. During the hot weather last week, many people swam in prohibited waters, such as large parts of the Amstel river, and this can be very dangerous, the lifeguards said to AT5.

Aug 26 '16 09:35

After three years of digging and prepping, tyrannosaurus rex Trix is set to arrive in Leiden with a police honor guard on Friday morning. The skeleton will be warmly welcomed by the Leiden public, including almost a thousand primary school students

Aug 26 '16 08:42

During the last blast of summer weather this week in the Netherlands, lifeguards had to rescue or help at least 700 people. That number will increase as the week is not over yet and some stations haven't submitted their figures

Aug 25 '16 15:30

This summer is getting a spot in the top 10 list of hottest summers ever in the Netherlands, according to Weeronline. Since temperature measurements started in 1901, there's only been eight hotter summers in the country.

Aug 25 '16 08:24

The continuing hot weather this week has Amsterdam residents looking for ways to cool down. More and more are heading to the water, and not only in official swimming spots - for many the water also beckons in the canals and the Amstel

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