The high level of air pollution in the Netherlands could lead to large fines from the European Union. This is according to Milieu Defensie (Environment Defense), based on nitrogen dioxide measurements made on 58 main roads.
The horror owl of Purmerend has struck again, claiming two more victims on Monday night.
The first free wolf in the Netherlands in about 150 years spent the weekend chasing sheep in Drenthe.
For the first time in about 150 years there is clear evidence that there is a wild wolf in the Netherlands. The wolf was photographed along the N381 near Noord-Sleen In Drenthe on Saturday morning. He was spotted again on Sunday morning in the municipality of AA en Hunze, east of Assen, Metronieuws reports.
Hakuna, called the oldest crocodile in any zoo worldwide, died this week, the Rotterdam Zoo announced. Its exact age was not revealed, but was known to be more than 85 years of age.
The "horror owl", that has been terrorizing Purmerend for weeks, has struck again. This time injuring a news paper deliverer.
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.
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.
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.
A new type of moss has been found in the Netherlands. Ecologist Henk Siebel found kuifhaarmuts on a tree in Hilversum, NOS reports.
The Netherlands' baby twin polar bears had their first outing this Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.
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.
"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.