Nature

Mar 3 '14 17:55

The meteorological spring started this past weekend on March 1st, with normal temperatures for early March, 7 to 9 'C. The forecast for the weekend are very pleasant, especially since there will be hardly any wind, according to weerplaza.nl.

Feb 27 '14 04:33

The starry smooth-hound that washed up in Vlieland, Monday, was transferred from “De Noordwester” nature and information center on the island that took it in, to the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk, where it can get the special care the female shark needs.

Feb 26 '14 04:36

The Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD) wants the Gelderland Provincial Executive (PE) to dismiss the proposal to extend the hunting season for red deer into the tourist season for more reasons than one. An important reason being the risk of accidentally shooting a tourist on a late-night walk.

Feb 24 '14 14:41

A live starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) washed up on the North Sea beach in Vlieland on Sunday. The rare shark is about 40" in length and is wounded on its nose.

Feb 19 '14 16:29

The Groningen dikes will be reinforced at an accelerated pace, due to earthquakes, to guarantee the safety of Groningen residents, announced the Noorderzijlvest water board.

Feb 18 '14 10:19

The Netherlands might lose Rottumeroog, a built-up island in the waddeneilanden chain.

Feb 18 '14 04:31

The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) received 14,000 damage reports since the earthquake in Huizinge in August 2012, announce the company during a meeting about gas drilling in the townhouse in Groningen, where experts updated city council and provincial council members.

Feb 14 '14 07:11

An otter, a rare sighting in the Randstad, has been reported recently in Nieuwkoopse Plassen. Its triumphant return was short-lived, however, as a dead otter was found on Wednesday on the A12 near Gouda.

Feb 14 '14 04:34

An earthquake in Groningen at 3:13am Thursday morning, with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale flooded the NAM with 300 damage reports. The epicenter was in Leermens, near Loppersum.

Feb 13 '14 17:09

The bodies of dike surveyors, Zuiderzeeland (Flevoland) and Groot Salland (Overijssel) are going to more strictly enforce the rules on the Flevoland dikes, when it comes to unleashed dogs. The holes the dogs dig in the grass costs the surveyors thousands of euros annually.

Feb 13 '14 13:48

Groningen was startled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, in the night from Wednesday on Thursday, at 03:13 in the morning. The epicenter was in Leermens, close to Loppersum, but the quake was strong enough to be felt in the city of Groningen.

Feb 13 '14 10:32

African harbors will receive Dutch container scanners in a bid to fight the illegal trade of ivory.

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Feb 13 '14 06:40

Groningen experienced another earthquake on Wednesday night. According to the KNMI, it registered a 3.0 on the Richter scale, and happened at 3.13 a.m.

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Feb 12 '14 14:25

The KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) issued a "code yellow" for the coastal provinces and Limburg, due to increasing winds from the South with gusts around 80 km/h. Wednesday afternoon and evening a gusty wind will make landfall with force 9 gusts in the Northwest, according to Weerplaza.

Feb 10 '14 05:00

Another Pink-backed Pelican has been spotted in The Netherlands, this time in a residential area in Breda.

Feb 8 '14 04:31

A rare pink pelican was spotted in the village Wemeldinge in Zealand, Friday morning. The last time a pink pelican was spotted in the Netherlands was in 2006 in Den Helder, according to forester Ted Sluijter of "Natuurmonumenten."

Feb 5 '14 15:18

2013 is in the top 10 of warmest years globally, according to the World Meteorological Institute of the United Nations (WMO). 2007 and 2013 share the sixth place in the ranking since the institute started keeping records in 1850.

Feb 5 '14 07:35

This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.

Feb 3 '14 12:19

The Dutch Forestry Commission, Nature Reserves and 12 National Landscapes have decided to form a partnership for a stronger nature in the Netherlands.

Feb 3 '14 10:31

A minor earthquake occurred this morning in Loppersum, a town in Groningen, news agency ANP reports.

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Jan 24 '14 16:27

It took a long wait, but the Netherlands is finally experiencing real winter weather.

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Jan 24 '14 13:04

Skull bones found in Rotterdam show that there were humans in the western areas of the Netherlands 10,000 years ago

Jan 13 '14 04:34

Some 20 walking enthusiasts ended up with a wet suit, Sunday afternoon, when the pontoon bridge they were crossing at Den Nul in Overijssel, collapsed for unknown reasons.

Jan 8 '14 12:13

The first snowflakes of 2014 could fall as early as Monday with winds from the northeast and the east predicted to bring colder weather across the Netherlands. Weeronline.nl says there is "a realistic chance of snow."

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