Nature

Whale
Aug 21 '14 11:21

A dead whale was discovered drifting in a channel, around 5 kilometers off the coast of Katwijk on Wednesday afternoon. The whale was moved by the Royal Netherlands Rescue Society (KNRM), and is now lying on the beach north of Scheveningen, according to a spokesperson, De Telegraaf reports.

Buffalo Farm (Source: Twitter/@flamingredapple)
Aug 20 '14 15:08

Animal Welfare organization Vier Voeters is shocked over the assumed mistreatment of male calves in the production of buffalo mozzarella in Italy. Buffalo mozzarella is available in every supermarket and is especially popular with vegetarians, writes Nieuws.nl.

A cold day in the Netherlands (Source: Twitter/@Mikmakker)
Aug 19 '14 13:48

While the low temperatures in the Netherlands feels like it is unusually cold for this time of year, it hasn't reached a record low yet, says Weerplaza.nl.

Aug 19 '14 13:23

The Netherlands is experiencing more and more heavy rainstorms, causing damage to homes that municipalities will not insure or prevent. Insurance companies expect that home insurance will go up with dozens of euro every year, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Nieuwe Waterweg
Aug 11 '14 13:51

The Rhine river is carrying off so much water this summer that the Nieuwe Waterweg between the Maassluis and Hoek van Holland has become more freshwater than salt water. This has given rise to an increase in freshwater fish in the Nieuwe Waterweg.

Vlissingen
Aug 11 '14 10:19

In Vlissingen, the municipality has had to enforce a temporary swimming ban, as oil has been leaking out of an old ship wreck since Saturday afternoon, washing up on the beaches in the Westerschelde.

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Aug 8 '14 12:45

The Royal Meteorological Institute KNMI has issued a Code Yellow warning for bad weather tonight.

Aug 5 '14 10:17

At the Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus gardens, the beautiful Victoria giant water lily is in bloom. As per tradition and the botanical garden, visitors are able to come during the evening to see the Victoria in all its glory. Around 1000 people did so on Monday.

Large ground finch
Aug 4 '14 14:59

Dutch salvaging team Mammoet Salvage has prevented large-scale environmental damage in the Galapagos Islands, together with a Chilean partner. The team came to the rescue after a freight ship from Ecuador ran aground close to the harbor of San Christobal in May.

Aug 4 '14 10:10

The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation's organized national garden butterfly counting day was a success, as the Foundation writes on their website. Around 60,000 butterflies were counted in more than 3,700 gardens in the entire country. A good year for butterflies

Crawfish
Jul 30 '14 11:20

Freshwater lobsters, or crawfish, are scuttling around Amsterdam streets, bumping into confused Amsterdam residents. After the heavy rainfall on Monday, many of the crustaceans have left their hidey places in the canals to hunt for new territory, Het Parool reports.

Alphen
Jul 29 '14 13:32

The heavy rainfall in The Netherlands on Monday has caused around €10 million in damage according to the first rough estimate from the Union of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars).

Water Museum
Jul 29 '14 09:44

The Water Museum in Arnhem has to stay closed on Tuesday due to - irony of ironies - flooding. One visitor said that the museum is honoring its name of "experience museum."

Flooding
Jul 28 '14 15:52

The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code orange for extreme weather in North and South Holland as well as North Brabant and Utrecht. The rain and thunderstorms in these areas can be very disruptive and even dangerous. Overnight, a lot of rain fell across the country, and more bad weather is expected for the rest of the day.

Jul 16 '14 14:05

Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.

Jul 11 '14 08:59

Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.

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Jul 10 '14 11:35

Researchers in Nijmegen have concluded that the controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids, don’t just affect bees but also birds.

Milieudefensie
Jul 8 '14 14:40

Friends Of The Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) members that were arrested on Monday morning during a protest at the Microsoft Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol have been released.

Boyan Slat
Jul 8 '14 08:28

The 19-year old Delft inventor and student Boyan Slat has already received a lot of support for his Ocean Cleanup project. The plan to fish plastic out of the world's oceans would cost $2 million in its first test phase. In the last two months, more than half of that has already been raised.

Water Spout
Jun 27 '14 08:22

Visitors to beaches in Ameland and Schiermonnikoog were advised to get somewhere safe at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning after multiple waterspouts were spotted over the Wadden Sea. Several hundred meters high, onlookers tweeted spectacular photos of the spouts whirling into the sky.

Meerkat Caz
Jun 24 '14 14:46

An apparently clairvoyant meerkat from the Dierenpark zoo in Amersfoort has predicted correctly the outcomes of all of the matches The Netherlands have played thus far in the World Cup.

Tiger Cub
Jun 23 '14 10:43

Three Siberian tiger cubs were born in Dierenpark Amersfoort on Friday morning. This is mother Angara's first litter. Mother and cubs are doing fine.

Jun 23 '14 10:13

A baby giraffe was born in the GaiaZOO animal park in Kerkrade on Friday. In front of visitors, the calf was brought into the world in bright daylight.

Jun 18 '14 11:07

A wolf was spotted roaming the area around Ootmarsum in Overijssel in the beginning of June. This is the first claim of a wolf sighting in the country since 1897 when the last sighting was reported in Heeze, Brabant.

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