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Mar 6 '15 13:02

The "horror owl", that has been terrorizing Purmerend for weeks, has struck again. This time injuring a news paper deliverer.

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Mar 5 '15 16:32

The number of wild bee species increased by twenty percent in Amsterdam between 2000 and 2014, city alderman Abdeluheb Choho said in a release on Thursday. The different species rose from 51 to 61, which is a good indicator of the ecological wealth of the city, Amsterdam claimed.

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Mar 3 '15 15:31

A falconer is going to be brought in to catch the eagle owl that has been terrorizing Purmerend for the past few weeks. The municipality applied for an exemption from the province of Noord-Holland to make it allowable for the bird to be caught and released elsewhere, RTL Nieuws reported Tuesday.

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Feb 25 '15 13:49

The so-called horror owl of Purmerend has claimed another two victims. Last night the owl attacked a trainer and athlete from the Purmerend athletics association, NOS reports. Both victims had to be treated in hospital.

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Feb 23 '15 13:22

A new type of moss has been found in the Netherlands. Ecologist Henk Siebel found kuifhaarmuts on a tree in Hilversum, NOS reports.

Feb 19 '15 19:14

The Netherlands' baby twin polar bears had their first outing this Thursday.

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Feb 18 '15 18:17

The owl that sowed fear in Purmerend and Kwadijk last year, is asserting itself again this year, as several new reports of attacks by the aggressive owl were filed last week.

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Feb 16 '15 17:34

A large whale was spotted swimming at the height of Zeeland bridge in Oosterschelde estuary on Saturday. Experts say it is probably a humpback whale.

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Feb 11 '15 12:47

Dutch exports of organic agricultural products rose to 928 million euros in 2014. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013. State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs presented the figures today.

Feb 11 '15 09:28

A large fire raged in the Bernard Lievegoed University in Driebergen early this morning. The school principal described the fire as "a nightmare" to the AD.

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Jan 29 '15 18:34

Trains nationwide will run normally on Friday, says a statement on the website of Dutch train service NS, though adding that some scheduling adjustments may occur if the weather becomes inclement.

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Jan 27 '15 15:17

Windy weather is likely to return to the Netherlands on Wednesday, with coastal provinces now under a Code Yellow weather advisory. Freezing temperatures are likely overnight headed into the weekend and next week, though daytime highs will remain closer to three degrees celsius, according to the KNMI.

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Jan 26 '15 13:09

The threat of a massive earthquake in Groningen is bumping up the price of construction in the province, Jos Aartsen, the chairman of the University Medical Center there has said.

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Jan 23 '15 12:51

The GaiaZoo in Limburg had two new arrivals this week. The first is a baby gorilla, born to first time mother Tamidol. The second is a baby crested mangabey. Crested mangabeys are very rare and there are only 40 living in 15 European zoos.

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Jan 19 '15 14:02

Unexpected fog has caused delays at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam throughout Monday. The airport issued an advisory telling passengers to pay attention to their website and app, or to contact their airlines for the latest information.

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Jan 18 '15 12:03

Snowfall will cover a large portion of the Netherlands Sunday night, meteorologists at the KNMI say. All provinces are under a code yellow weather alert for snow and slippery conditions, except Noord and Zuid Holland, and Zeeland.

Jan 16 '15 17:55

Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.

Jan 15 '15 15:58

A windmill in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland has been left without vanes following strong winds this morning. The 450-year-old Geestmolen (Spirit Mill) is badly damaged, devastating its miller, Piet Kuiper.

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Jan 15 '15 12:28

"Code yellow" weather warnings have been issued by Dutch weather analysts for the seventh day in a row, as extreme winds continue to cause unrest across the country.

Jan 14 '15 09:13

The fierce winds that have wreaked havoc across much of the Netherlands for several days in a row will likely ease off by the weekend. Wind gusts of 80 km/h and higher have been reported across the country, with Dutch weather experts calling for a sixth straight code yellow weather warning for coastal provinces and Limburg.

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Jan 12 '15 18:17

Overnight, another earthquake hit the province of Groningen with a magnitude of 2.0 on Richter scale, reports the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI. The quake is believed to be caused by gas extraction in the Hoogezand-Sappemeer municipality.

Jan 11 '15 09:35

The code yellow weather warning is still in effect across parts of the Netherlands on Sunday with high winds expected to take their toll for a third straight day. Wind speeds of 90 km/h along the coast and 80 km/h inland are expected.

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Jan 10 '15 11:00

Strong winds blew across the Netherlands for a second straight day, causing trouble on the roads and delays at the airports. The government’s highway and waterway management department, Rijkswaterstaat, said some motorists should stay off the road until the ongoing weather warning is lifted.

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Jan 9 '15 08:26

Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.

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