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Nov 23 '15 07:27

A code yellow warning for slick, icy roads is currently in effect for all of the Netherlands. Traffic association ANWB warns motorists to drive carefully, though does not expect the slick roads to have an effect on the morning rush hour. The KNMI expects the slickness to be gone around 10:00 a.m.

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Nov 20 '15 11:09

The mild autumn weather in the Netherlands is taking a turn towards cold this weekend. Weeronline expects the ambient temperatures to drop towards freezing on Saturday and Sunday, due to wind chill, and Limburg might even see some wet snow.

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Nov 19 '15 15:10

The massive wind storm that hit the Netherlands during the early hours of Wednesday morning caused about 10 million euros worth of damage to building and possessions.

Nov 18 '15 13:20

The Gogoro Smartscooter will soon be heading to Amsterdam. On Tuesday the company announced its intentions to launch its electric smart scooter with replaceable battery and the accompanying energy network in Amsterdam during the first half of 2016, and in other European cities later in the year. The Gogoro Smartscooter is the world's first high-performance, electric two-wheel vehicle with replaceable batteries, according to the company. It was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show early last year.

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Nov 18 '15 12:41

Tata Steel is building the largest rooftop solar park in the Netherlands by installing 80 thousand solar panels of the roofs of the factory complex in IJmuiden, the steel group announced on Wednesday.

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Nov 18 '15 08:35

Fire departments across the Netherlands are under pressure with all the reports of damage caused by the massive storm that hit the country in the early hours of Wednesday morning. At one point the KNMI scaled the weather warning for strong winds up to orange.

Nov 17 '15 17:24

Authorities on the Italian island of Sardinia were actively looking for a Dutch family that went missing on a hike near their holiday rental. A search and rescue mission for the father, mother and children of ages two and six months began at 10 p.m. Monday night.

Nov 17 '15 16:00

The Dutch care and welfare pension fund PFZW wants to halve the climate footprint of its investments by 2020. To do so the fund will be investing less in companies with high greenhouse gas emissions, and more in companies that contribute in solving the climate problem.

Nov 17 '15 08:49

A code yellow weather warning for strong winds throughout the Netherlands was issued for Tuesday evening. The warning takes affect at 6:00 p.m. and will remain in effect for 12 hours.

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Nov 13 '15 15:50

The seal population in the port of Rotterdam is doing very well. Some 40 seals can be spotted every day enjoying the beach on the small island before the Gate terminal,

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Nov 13 '15 13:50

The remarkable Zeeland oyster containing 21 pearls sold for 2,600 euros at an auction in the Vendeuhuis in The Hague on Thursday. The amount was somewhat disappointing to the finders, who had hoped to get around 4,600 for the oyster.

Nov 13 '15 13:00

The CO2 emissions in the Netherlands are rising faster than the economic growth - in the third quarter emissions increased 6.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The economy grew with only 1.9 percent.

Nov 13 '15 10:38

Strong winds and autumn thunderstorms will be hitting the Netherlands on Friday afternoon. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code yellow weather warning for gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour.

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Nov 10 '15 10:52

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be attending the United Nations climate summit at the end of this month, a spokesperson for the Government Information Service confirmed

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Nov 9 '15 15:45

The Kingdom of the Netherlands wants a broad and legally binding agreement in which the rapid reduction of emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change are well balanced. This was the Netherlands stance in the final preparations for the UN Climate Summit which is to be held in Paris from November 30 till December 11.

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Nov 9 '15 09:36

Animal welfare organization Wakker Dier has announced the five nominees for their misleading advertising awards. The nominees are: KFC, Danone, Friberne, Gouda Holland, Melkunie and Duroc D'Olives.

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Nov 9 '15 09:07

The A4 between Delft and Schiedam is to be the first "Honey Highway" in the world. On Saturday flowers, specially selected to provide food for bees, were sown along the roadside, the Rijkswaterstaat announced on Sunday.

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Nov 9 '15 08:41

The Netherlands can expect mild temperatures, but with clouds and strong winds for today and the rest of the week

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Nov 6 '15 15:55

Amsterdam based startup company Connecterra has won the Web Summit 2015 startup competition PITCH with their so-called "Fitbit for cows", Startup Juncture announced on Friday.

Nov 5 '15 09:36

Dutch banks invested a massive 27 billion dollars in fossil fuel companies over the past five years. This accounts for 77 percent of the total investments in energy.

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Nov 3 '15 17:28

When November 3rd began, commuters in the north of the country could be forgiven for expecting the third-straight chilly, foggy day. By 2 p.m., the warmest temperature on record was recorded in Maastricht with the help of sunny skies and no wind.

Nov 3 '15 16:46

Dutch activist and director of sustainability organization Urgenda, Marjan Minnesma, began today a 580 kilometer hike from the city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, to the Climate Summit in Paris. Minnesma is highlighting the need for action to prevent dangerous climate change and ensure a livable earth for future generations.

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Nov 3 '15 07:20

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for the northern parts of the country for Tuesday morning. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the KNMI, warns that visibility may be reduced to 100 meters in some places. As of 7:45 a.m. there were 400 kilometers of traffic jams across the country, much of them in the Randstad, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland, according to ANWB.

Nov 2 '15 08:05

The dense fog in the Netherlands is on Monday morning is not only affecting motorists, but also the air traffic. A number of airports have cancelled or delayed departing flights throughout the morning. Travelers are advised to check airports' websites or apps before heading to the airports.

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