Nature

Aug 24 '16 08:46

A lovely day lies ahead for the Netherlands with clear skies and plenty of sunshine, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Though with afternoon temperatures raging from 27 degrees along the Wadden sea and 33 degrees in the south and southeast, residents are advised to stay cool and hydrated.

Aug 24 '16 08:39

Marc Woldberg from Hattem was "literally shaken awake" by an earthquake that left the that left towns in the center of Italy in ruin. The death toll of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake is slowly rising, wit six fatalities reported so far, none of whom were Dutch

Aug 24 '16 07:36

A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured when four rottweilers attacked him on Sportlaan in the Drenthe town of Nieuw-Buinen on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital with severe bite wounds.

Aug 23 '16 14:20

Warm to hot weather expected for the coming days prompted national health institute RIVM to activate the National Heat Plan for the entire Netherlands. The RIVM calls on citizens to pay extra attention to remaining cool and hydrated, and to make sure vulnerable people with health problems do the same.

Aug 22 '16 12:10

The municipality of The Hague asked Niantic, the maker of smartphone game Pokemon Go, to have fewer Pokemon appear in nature area Kijkduin. If the municipality has its way, there will no longer be any of these creatures in the area, but fewer is a start, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl.

Aug 22 '16 08:55

A whirlwind caused some significant damage to trees and homes in the Gelderland town of Vorden on Sunday evening. Many tree branches broke off and roof tiles blew off of several homes

Aug 18 '16 10:21

A 49-year-old Dutch man was died after falling 500 meters from a mountain in Austria on Wednesday, the Austrian police announced

Aug 17 '16 15:00

Customs officers and inspectors from the Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA arrested a German man at Schiphol airport for trying to smuggle more than 40 exotic reptiles through the airport, the NVWA announced on Wednesday

Aug 17 '16 13:20

The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie

Aug 16 '16 09:07

Despite reasonably warm temperatures, the Netherlands had a statistically poor summer, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The country had far fewer sunny days than average and it rained almost every day.

Aug 15 '16 17:00

Sunshine and warm days lie ahead for the Netherlands this week, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Afternoon temperatures will be around 22 degrees and my reach up to 24 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Aug 15 '16 10:00

About 2,300 volunteers picked up over 19 thousand kilograms of trash in an annual two-week-long clean up action along the North Sea coast, the North Sea Foundation announced on Sunday

Aug 15 '16 09:30

A dead porpoise was found in the Nauernasche Vaart in Krommenie, Noord-Holland on Sunday. Foundation SOS Dolfijn believes that it is the same animal spotted in the Noord-Holland canals for the first time two weeks ago

Aug 12 '16 10:29

The rat population in Amsterdam seems to be soaring - last year public heath service GGD received 17 percent more complaints about the rodent than in 2014

Aug 11 '16 16:10

A rare albino wallaby was stolen from a park in Someren somewhere between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Someone broke open the fence and took the animal, the caretaker of the park where the animal was kept told Omroep Brabant.

Aug 11 '16 14:10

Achmea will have to increase their premiums, the management said in a press release with their half-year figures. According to the insurer, this "unavoidable" premium increase is necessary to absorb higher damages caused by climate change

Aug 11 '16 09:15

The mercury in Twente dropped to a very cold 0 degrees during the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first time ever temperatures dropped so lo in the Netherlands during this time of the year, according to weather service Weeronline.

Aug 9 '16 07:35

Many Amsterdam residents were woken up by storms rolling through the city early on Tuesday morning. These early morning storms seem to be the signal for cool, rainy days ahead for the Netherlands.

Aug 4 '16 08:32

Two entire bee colonies were poisoned in Stramproy, Limburg on Wednesday after someone deliberately sprayed bug repellent into their hives. About 50 thousand bees were killed

Aug 3 '16 11:00

The Royal Dog Protection association wants to force owners of aggressive dog breeds to take their dog for professional training following to serious incidents in which pit bulls attacked people this week

Aug 2 '16 09:28

Environmental group Milieudefensie, the Dutch Friends of the Earth, is suing the Dutch government over air pollution in the country. The group is demanding that the country complies to European standards within six months

Jul 28 '16 15:15

The extreme rain-, wind- and hail storms that hit large parts of the Netherlands led to at least 500 million euros in damage claims, according to the initial figures of the Dutch association of insurers VNV. This includes damage to homes, cars and agricultural companies

Jul 26 '16 12:40

Star gazers across the Netherlands are hoping for clear skies later this week. Several meteors will penetrate the earth's atmosphere causing "shooting stars" that will be visible to the naked eye, according to weather service Weeronline.

Jul 26 '16 11:10

The Dutch forestry commission issued a warning for all drivers in the Netherlands - deer mating season started, so be extra careful when driving through wooded areas

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