Nature

Dec 14 '15 09:39

Environmental experts believe that the Dutch population will soon start noticing effects of the agreements reached at the climate summit. These effects will include the closure of coal plants, more electric cars, even more solar panels and less dependence on fossil fuels.

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Dec 10 '15 15:15

A chef working at restaurant Toscanini was "pleasantly surprised" to find a dead baby shark inside the fresh squid she was preparing on Wednesday. The teeny-tiny shark is estimated to have been about a month old when the squid swallowed i

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Dec 9 '15 16:10

Veterinary organization KNMVD is warning bunny owners of an outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Disease that is killing rabbits in several places in the Netherlands, including in the Nijmegen, Groningen and Utrecht.

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Dec 8 '15 10:20

The chance of reaching a climate change agreement limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the summit in Paris, is basically non-existent, according to State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment. "I would be happy if we make agreements at this summit that arrange that our global warming must not exceed 2 degrees"

Dec 7 '15 14:40

Rosmalen based mink farm Rios Mink summarily dismissed three employees after a video showed them violently throwing the animals in a gas box. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, is investigating.

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Dec 3 '15 12:13

If electric cars were not more expensive than old-fashioned petrol or diesel cars, 51 percent of Dutch drivers would seriously consider buying one, according to a survey done by Maurice de Hond on behalf of the Association of Electric Drivers.

Dec 3 '15 11:16

A humpback whale was spotted swimming along the Zeeland coast, between Zoutelande and Vlissingen.

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Dec 2 '15 07:43

The PvdA wants supermarkets to stop selling meat at very cheap prices. According to the party, it puts too much pressure on farmers to raise their animals as cheaply as possible, which in turn puts pressure on sustainability.

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Dec 2 '15 07:21

A Rotterdam man was seriously injured at his home on Rhijnauwensingel when his two dogs attacked him. A woman who tried to help was also injured. According to the police, the pit bulls were confiscated and put down.

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Dec 1 '15 11:29

The Netherlands should be more ambitious in combating climate change. The country should push harder for greenhouse gas reductions and promoting sustainable, clean technology at the Paris climate summit.

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Dec 1 '15 11:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte called on people and businesses to play a bigger role in the fight against climate change at the climate summit in Paris on Monday. Greenpeace Nederland feels that these "pretty, but empty" words don't mean much until the Dutch government implements concrete plans to close the coal plants in the country.

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Nov 30 '15 15:05

State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment wants all countries participating in the climate summit in Paris this week to legally commit to a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. If this happens, she would consider the summit a success.

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Nov 30 '15 10:03

The autumn storm that raged over the Netherlands on Sunday, brought strong winds with it that reached speeds of between 100 and 120 kilometers per hour at its peak on Sunday night. The storm prompted the KNMI to issue a code orange warning for extreme weather conditions for Noord-Holland and the northern provinces.

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Nov 27 '15 15:50

Dutch bank ING decided to stop financing new coal plants with immediate effect. The bank will also no longer provide credit to new clients in the energy industry that rely on coal more than 50 percent.

Nov 26 '15 16:35

A total of 110 Dutch companies, non government organizations and governments are taking concrete measures to cut their CO2 emissions in half by 2020, environmental organization Natuur & Milieu announced on Wednesday.

Nov 26 '15 15:47

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants the cabinet to gradually close all he coal power plants in the Netherlands.

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Nov 26 '15 09:31

The Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen welcomed two new arrivals. Polar bear Frimas gave birth to two healthy cubs over the weekend. According to the zoo, mother and cubs are doing well and are still in the birth cage, while father Henk is waiting impatiently outside.

Nov 25 '15 13:20

That the policy on climate change and the use of coal powered energy plants have the ruling coalition thoroughly divided, once again became evident during Tuesday's municipal debate to prepare for the climate summit in Paris next week.

Nov 24 '15 11:21

Ever wondered what Rotterdam looks like from an eagle's point of view? A video of a bald eagle flying over the city with a camera strapped to its back answers that question.

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Nov 24 '15 11:05

The city of Amsterdam is launching an experiment that provides free vet care to low-income households with a sick pet. This is to promote animal welfare and to prevent sick pets not getting help due to a lack of funds

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Nov 24 '15 09:14

The Netherlands plans to give 50 million people in poor countries access to green energy in the coming years, Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade wrote to the Tweede Kamer

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Nov 24 '15 07:35

GroenLinks and the PvdA are working together on a legislative proposal which states that the Netherlands' CO2 emissions has to be at least 95 percent less in 2050, compared to 1990. And the energy supply must be fully sustainable by then.

Nov 23 '15 08:49

Climate change holds such a danger for the Netherlands, that a code orange warning - usually used to warn about extremely dangerous weather - is applicable, according to the KNMI. This statement is receiving fierce criticism from climate critics, who call it "crossing a line" and "a political statement to position the KNMI in the climate debate."

Nov 23 '15 08:04

An open letter to parliament called on the Netherlands' politicians to close all 11 operating coal plants in the country. According to the 64 professors who wrote the letter, deciding to close the coal plants will send a clear signal in the run-up to the climate summit in Paris next week.

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