Nature

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Sep 19 '14 07:00

A game warden in Hatertse and Overasseltse Vennen near Nijmegen literally stumbled over a two-meter boa constrictor on Wednesday.

Museum
Sep 18 '14 11:21

The Natural History Museum in Rotterdam has expressed its wish to exhibit the wild boars that were shot dead by a hunter last week. The hunter himself is the rightful owner of the cadavers, and will have to make the call whether the museum can buy the boars or not, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Visayan tarictic hornbills
Sep 17 '14 11:43

On Monday night, thieves stole more than 30 very rare birds from the Avifauna bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn. According to the animal park, the thieves knew what they wanted and specifically took the valuable and rare breeding pairs.

Buddha pear
Sep 17 '14 11:25

In Zeewolde, entrepreneur Bart Elbers has found a new way to make make the experience of eating fruit just a little more special, and spiritual too. He has partnered up with a fruit farmer to bring 'Buddha pears' to the market, Omroep Flevoland reports.

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Sep 17 '14 10:38

New measures to protect The Netherlands from flooding and to secure fresh water have been taken up in the new Delta Plan, which is receiving €20 billion in investment over the next 30 years, De Volkskrant reports.

Boars
Sep 16 '14 11:57

The police in Limburg are going to investigate the case in which a hunter shot the wild boars who were rescued from the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in Weert on Sunday. According to the law, hunting on Sunday is not allowed.

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Sep 15 '14 16:02

Half of the inhabitants of the Netherlands will be 50-plus by 2019, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).

Sep 15 '14 12:05

A ten-day research expedition in the North Sea has uncovered the underwater world in a mission to show people and politicians that there is more to the North Sea than previously thought. During the expedition, researchers were also surprised at several new discoveries, De Stentor reports.

Boars
Sep 15 '14 11:08

In Limburg, eight wild boars were discovered swimming in the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in Weert on Sunday. After a rescue operation from the fire department, the boars were shot dead by a hunter. Animal rights organizations and angry citizens are confused and angry at the situation, which seems to them not to make sense on several points.

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Sep 12 '14 14:22

20 year old Delft student Boyan Slat has raised 2 million dollars through internet crowd funding to clear up plastic in the Pacific.

Sep 12 '14 11:50

The 14-year-old Pepijn Bruins from Ede was devastated when he heard from the vet that his beloved pet rat, Ratjetoe, had cancer and needed to be put to sleep. With a little inspiration, the teenager knew how he wanted Ratjetoe to be remembered. He turned him into a 'Ratcopter', the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Northern Lights
Sep 12 '14 10:57

The spectacular light show that is the Northern Lights may be visible in Dutch skies in the coming days after a huge solar flare on Tuesday. Normally, these lights are only visible closer to the North Pole, the NOS reports.

Spotted Eagle Ray
Sep 11 '14 11:30

For the first time, it has been proven that eagle rays can be born through asexual reproduction. The Koninklijke Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem has confirmed this on the basis of scientific genetic research on its collection of eagle rays, De Weekkrant reports.

Sep 10 '14 16:34

Dutch electricity transmission system operator TenneT has announced today that it will be laying a 300-kilometer subsea cable to share electricity between Denmark and the Netherlands. TenneT has partnered with Danish counterpart Energinet.dk to allow the two countries to share their renewable energy resources.

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Sep 8 '14 14:47

On Monday the world's first mobile algae refining plant will be commissioned in Lelystad.

Cobra
Sep 5 '14 09:12

The town of Made in Brabant is living in fear and surprise after the escape of a venomous snake. The municipality has sounded the alarm, and residents have been told to keep doors and windows closed.

A Sumatran tiger and her cub in Melbourne Zoo, Australia (Source: Wikimedia/Ghouston)
Sep 4 '14 13:39

Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.

Circus
Sep 3 '14 10:55

Aldermen and Mayors of 24 municipalities in The Netherlands have sent a letter to the State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma (PvdA) asking for urgency in the matter of banning wild animals from circuses.

Sep 1 '14 14:19

Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the "Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour," the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year's effort.

Sep 1 '14 11:51

The waters off the Dutch coast are home to a new species that has never before been sighted alive in in these waters. The Sea Spider, scientific name Endeis spinosa, was discovered on the seabed of Oosterschelde by divers in August, officially placing it on the indigenous marine fauna list, natuurbericht.nl reports.

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Aug 29 '14 14:18

Water company Vitens has confirmed in an article in Trouw newspaper that they will stop using water from two sources. The sources in Nijmegen and Zutphen will eventually no longer meet the norm.

Bardabunga
Aug 29 '14 11:59

An eruption in the Bardabunga volcano in Iceland has prompted an aviation warning from the Icelandic Met Office. Civil protection officials announce that Air Traffic Control in Iceland has closed the airspace above the eruption. European airports do not seem to be affected by the eruption as of yet, the BBC reports.

Mosquito (Source: Wikimedia/JJ Harrison)
Aug 28 '14 14:22

Wageningen University is doing a research study into the mosquito problem during the summer months.

Falcon
Aug 28 '14 11:38

Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.

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