Nature

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Sep 15 '15 08:55

A stone-marten snacking on a cable left 34 thousand homes in and around Maastricht without power on Monday night.

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Sep 14 '15 09:16

The Netherlands can expect rainy weather this week, starting with a code yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and strong winds on Monday afternoon.

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Sep 7 '15 12:40

The plan to build an offshore windfarm in the North Sea will discourage tourists and day-visitors to Dutch beaches as it would ruin the view. It will also result in thousands of jobs being lost.

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Sep 3 '15 08:37

Amsterdam residents can expect heavy rain on Wednesday, with maybe a few rays of sunshine during the morning

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Sep 2 '15 09:37

The last otter known to live in Gelderland was killed on August 27th when she was hit by a car on the hard shoulder of the A12 between Duiven and Zevenaar.

Sep 1 '15 08:36

The government will be appealing against the court ruling that stated that they should be doing more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is willing to take additional environmental measures to achieve this.

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Aug 31 '15 09:50

The code orange weather warning for extremely dangerous weather has been lifted after the severe storms that hit parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night. The storms were accompanied by thunder, lightning, hail and strong winds and resulted in flooding, traffic problems and even a few fires.

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Aug 28 '15 11:39

A team of 55 Dutch scientists has returned to the inhabited world after a 10 day long expedition on Edgeøya, an island east of Sptisbergen. According to the organizers, the expedition was a great success, despite polar bears sometimes making their work difficult to impossible.

Aug 28 '15 10:59

A Ringed Seal was discovered swimming in the Oudegracht canal in Utrecht on Thursday night. The lost seal was rescued out of the canal by the police and handed over to seal sanctuary A Seal in Stellendam. According to both the police and the sanctuary, the seal is doing very well.

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Aug 27 '15 15:18

Builders made a strange discovery while digging at the construction site of a Vredenburg car park in Utrecht - an old bone of a large mammal. The bone is estimated to be around 11 thousand years old and is believed to be the rib bone of a red deer.

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Aug 27 '15 15:01

A Loggerhead sea turtle has washed up on a beach at the Hondsbossche Zeewering in Camperduin. The animal was already dead when it was found last month

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Aug 27 '15 13:37

The PvdA is considering submitting a proposal the reduce the maximum speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on highways in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Aug 27 '15 09:13

The thunderstorms that hit the Netherlands on Wednesday evening caused problems in several places. 25 thousand homes in Noord-Holland were without power for some time and a number of football matches had to be cancelled.

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Aug 26 '15 15:45

The municipality of Amsterdam is considering experimenting with a new way to control the overgrown population of fallow deer in the Waterleidingduinen - by sending them to a new home in the Rodopen national park in Bulgaria.

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Aug 26 '15 12:53

The last bison in the Artis zoo has died at the age of 23 years - a very old age for a bison. The bison cow was part of the international bison breeding program and gave birth to her 10th and last calve in the Amsterdam zoo in 2007, the zoo announced on Wednesday.

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Aug 26 '15 08:25

The Netherlands can expect more bad weather for the next two days. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the KNMI, has issued a code yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for Wednesday night.

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Aug 25 '15 10:53

A tornado caused a large amount of damage in Wieringerwerf, Noord-Holland on Monday night. Three farms fell victim to the tornado, with barns and sheds taking the brunt of the damage. Trees were torn from the ground and roof tiles and branches rained from the air. No one was injured.

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Aug 24 '15 08:29

The Netherlands is experiencing some gloomy weather after a warm, sunny weekend. Today started cloudy in most places in the country, and will remain so throughout the day. Afternoon temperatures are expected to be between 20 and 23 degrees.

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Aug 20 '15 10:56

The Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam has a new resident. A brand new baby elephant was born around 3:30 on Thursday morning. This is the 16th elephant to be born in the Rotterdam zoo.

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Aug 20 '15 09:39

This weekend will to be warm and sunny, with afternoon temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees expected for Saturday and Sunday. Ideal weather conditions for the festivals, like Sail, Grachtenfestival and Lowlands, taking place in the coming days.

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Aug 18 '15 12:08

Two employees of online fish shop Viswinkel Online found an oyster containing ten pearls during the Mussel Day in Yerseke on Saturday.

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Aug 17 '15 11:28

Part of the lower jaw of a very rare prehistoric cave lion has been found on a secluded beach in the Gelderland town of Wekerom. This spectacular discovery was made by the now 10 year old Enzo Smink, prehistoric museum De Groene Poort in Boxtel announced on Sunday.

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Aug 14 '15 09:14

The storms that moved from the southwest of the Netherlands northwards during the course of Thursday night, brought a massive 43 thousand lighting strikes with it. Some places got between 30 and 50 mm of rain. The storms caused problems with train traffic and car traffic and the fire department had to respond to 140 reports of flooding.

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Aug 13 '15 12:32

Today may well be the sixth tropical day in the Netherlands this summer, if afternoon temperatures in De Bilt reach 30 degrees. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute expects sunny skies and warm temperatures of between 25 and 31 degrees all through in the Netherlands.

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