It seems that the raccoon dog settled in the north and east of the Netherlands. Public health service RIVM calls on residents to report sightings of the animal
Nearly half of Dutch poultry farmers have been living below the poverty for an average of 15 years, according to an ING report on the state of Dutch agriculture. Half of chicken farmers and 45 percent of pig farmers lived on less than 22,300 a year between 2001 and 2015
The first frost of the season fell in the Overijssel village of Heino overnight. At the Heino weather station temperatures dropped to -0.5 degrees during the early morning hours of Thursday
American game developer Niantic placed an extra Pokestop in seaside resort Kijkduin in The Hague. Pokemon Go fans believe this was done in response to the municipality of The Hague filing a lawsuit against the company for fewer Pokemon in the resort
Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs is making 150 million euros available next year to turn farm manure into energy. The money will go towards realizing 200 so-called mono manure digesters, which turns manure into renewable energy like biogas, electricity and heat.
Dutch man Johan Smoorenburg and 160 orphan children are hunkered down and waiting for hurricane Matthew to hit Haiti, he said to RTL Nieuws. Smoorenburg runs a shelter village for orphans 15 kilometers outside Port-au-Prince.
So far Curacao will hold parliamentary elections on Friday, despite the fact that tropical storm Matthew is set to pass by the north of the island on Thursday night, Prime Minister Ben Whiteman said on Wednesday
The province of Zuid-Holland pressed charges against chemical company DuPont in Dordrecht due to a large amount of toxic substance formaldehyde leaking into the environment last month
Sunday, September 25th, was the warmest September 25th since the Netherlands started recording temperatures measurements in 1901. The maximum temperature was measured at 23.8 degrees in De Bilt, breaking the 23.7 degrees record of September 25th, 1956, according to Weerplaza.
The number of less fuel-efficient cars on roads in the Netherlands increased this year, according to industry associations Bovag and Rai Association. The associations attribute the increase almost entirely to the revised policy that removed tax benefits for buying cars, which was implemented on January 1st
Thick fog in the province of Utrecht and eastern parts of Zuid-Holland may case traffic problems on Friday morning. In some places visibility is less than 200 meters, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
The astronomical autumn will start off relatively warm with regular sunshine in the Netherlands this year, according to weather service WeerOnline. The astronomical autumn officially begins at 4:21 p.m. on Thursday, and the first few days will see maximum temperatures of 20 degrees or higher.
Thunderstorms across the Netherlands on Thursday night brought with them a temperature drop from around 30 degrees earlier this week to 23 degrees Celsius expected today
The Netherlands environmental assessment agency PBL is calling on the government to make some drastic choices in order to reach the environmental targets set in the climate agreement in made in Paris last year
The Dutch government wants to close a material agreement with companies, municipalities, provinces and civil society organizations before the end of the year. The ultimate goal for this deal is to recycle all raw materials by 2050, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment wrote parliament
At around 1:50 p.m. today it was 29.9 degrees Celsius in De Bilt, the hottest temperature ever measured on September 13th since temperature measurement started in 1901. The previous record was set in 1919 when 29.6 degrees was measured in De Bilt
The Dutch police bought a number of eagles and are currently training them to hunt drones. The police expect that they will be ready for deployment by next summer.
The first trial to see whether eagles can be used to hunt drones was started about a year ago, with the police working with a specialized birds of prey company. According to the police, this trial proved successful, which is why it was decided to invest in a number of bald eagles.
A 31-year-old man from Haarlem suspected of intentionally chasing animals with a drone, was acquitted by the police court on Monday
Air quality in the Netherlands will be very bad in the coming days, public health institute RIVM warns. The institute therefore decided to issue a smog warning effective until Friday
Summer is just not giving up on the Netherlands this year. Even though it is the second week of autumn, sunshine and high temperatures will prevail in the country until Thursday
The Naturalis museum received over 4 thousand visitors this weekend who came to see the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton Trix. The Trix display opened to the public on Saturday, and the biodiversity center was sold out for the entire weekend
After arriving in Leiden two weeks ago, Tyrannosaurus Rex Trix is assembled and ready to greet her public. From tomorrow the public can come see this queen of the dinosaurs at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
Oil companies Shell and Exxon apologized for the suffering of Groningen residents as a result of gas extraction earthquakes in the province. The apologies were made in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, at the insistence of GroenLinks parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren
Reports that the nuclear reactor in Petten's safety is not up to standard has Dutch parliamentarians concerned. The PvdA, D66, GroenLinks and SP all want responsible Ministers Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs and Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and environment to order an investigation