Nature

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Oct 13 '14 14:36

In the second half of June 2014 sport divers encountered a new species of sea slug in the Oosterschelde.

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Oct 9 '14 12:47

The KNMI estimates that 2014 may be the warmest year in at least three centuries.

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Sep 30 '14 16:52

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale has been felt in Groningen around 13:42 on Tuesday. The quake which occurred a few kilometers from Groningen near the village Ten Boer was felt in a wide area, but no damage was reported.

Barn Owl
Sep 30 '14 12:06

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has issued its bi-annual Living Planet Report for 2014, which reveals that globally, biodiversity has dropped with 52 percent in the last 40 years.

Zeeland
Sep 30 '14 11:15

A new app has been developed that shows people living in The Netherlands what will happen to their flats during a flood. The app, developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, shows that 60 percent of The Netherlands is at risk of flooding.

Scottish Highlander
Sep 30 '14 10:54

A Scottish Highlander bull roaming the forests near the Rijen in Brabant was shot in the neck with an arrow on Sunday. Authorities believe that the arrow came from a longbow, but do not yet have a suspect.

Von der Decken's Hornbill
Sep 25 '14 10:34

One of the exotic birds stolen from the Avifauna bird center in Alphen aan den Rijn has been reunited with his mate and three young after he was spotted in a woman's garden. The animal is currently in quarantine, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 22 '14 11:24

According to a report, a majority of Dutch voters as well as ruling parties VVD and PvdA, are in favor of establishing mandatory goals for the encouragement of clean energy and energy saving, Blik Op Nieuws reports.

Amsterdam
Sep 22 '14 09:04

In Amsterdam, thousands of people took part in an international effort to raise awareness for climate change. Sunday saw more than 150 countries take part in the Peoples Climate March, calling on the political leaders to make more effort to take better care of the planet, the NOS reports.

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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.

Neeltje Jans
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.

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