Nature

Sep 5 '16 09:31

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands was five percent higher in 2015 than in 2014, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Monday.

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Sep 2 '16 09:53

The Dutch government will have to close at least one or two of the brand new coal plants if they hope to reach the target set in the so-called Urgenda ruling, according to an as yet confidential study by CE Delf that newspaper Trouw managed to get its hands on. 

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Sep 1 '16 09:45

Animal protection organization Dierenbescherming stopped filming abuse on horse markets because of aggression employees face from horse traders. "We can no longer guarantee the safety of our people", Piko Fieggen of the organization said to NOS.

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Sep 1 '16 09:15

Marjan van Loon, CEO of Shell Nederland, wants to use natural gas revenues from Groningen for a "delta plan" for the transition to green energy and for the local economy, she said in an Interview with the Financieele Dagblad. Though she adds that the Netherlands must continue gas extraction for as long as possible.

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Aug 31 '16 16:00

Clear skies and sunshine are making Wednesday the warmest day of this week in the Netherlands, with afternoon temperatures of around 25 degrees expected in Amsterdam

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Aug 29 '16 15:30

The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This "record" discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.

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Aug 29 '16 12:25

The Rescue Brigade is warning Amsterdam residents to only swim in allocated swimming locations in the city. During the hot weather last week, many people swam in prohibited waters, such as large parts of the Amstel river, and this can be very dangerous, the lifeguards said to AT5.

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Aug 26 '16 09:35

After three years of digging and prepping, tyrannosaurus rex Trix is set to arrive in Leiden with a police honor guard on Friday morning. The skeleton will be warmly welcomed by the Leiden public, including almost a thousand primary school students

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Aug 26 '16 08:42

During the last blast of summer weather this week in the Netherlands, lifeguards had to rescue or help at least 700 people. That number will increase as the week is not over yet and some stations haven't submitted their figures

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Aug 25 '16 15:30

This summer is getting a spot in the top 10 list of hottest summers ever in the Netherlands, according to Weeronline. Since temperature measurements started in 1901, there's only been eight hotter summers in the country.

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Aug 25 '16 08:24

The continuing hot weather this week has Amsterdam residents looking for ways to cool down. More and more are heading to the water, and not only in official swimming spots - for many the water also beckons in the canals and the Amstel

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Aug 24 '16 14:10

It seems that many a Dutch is making the most of the hot weather by heading to the beach - roads towards the beaches are very busy with up to 5 kilometer long traffic jams, according to traffic information services VID and ANWB. The roads to the Zeeland beaches are particularly busy

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Aug 24 '16 08:46

A lovely day lies ahead for the Netherlands with clear skies and plenty of sunshine, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Though with afternoon temperatures raging from 27 degrees along the Wadden sea and 33 degrees in the south and southeast, residents are advised to stay cool and hydrated.

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Aug 24 '16 08:39

Marc Woldberg from Hattem was "literally shaken awake" by an earthquake that left the that left towns in the center of Italy in ruin. The death toll of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake is slowly rising, wit six fatalities reported so far, none of whom were Dutch

Aug 24 '16 07:36

A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured when four rottweilers attacked him on Sportlaan in the Drenthe town of Nieuw-Buinen on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital with severe bite wounds.

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Aug 23 '16 14:20

Warm to hot weather expected for the coming days prompted national health institute RIVM to activate the National Heat Plan for the entire Netherlands. The RIVM calls on citizens to pay extra attention to remaining cool and hydrated, and to make sure vulnerable people with health problems do the same.

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Aug 22 '16 12:10

The municipality of The Hague asked Niantic, the maker of smartphone game Pokemon Go, to have fewer Pokemon appear in nature area Kijkduin. If the municipality has its way, there will no longer be any of these creatures in the area, but fewer is a start, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl.

Aug 22 '16 08:55

A whirlwind caused some significant damage to trees and homes in the Gelderland town of Vorden on Sunday evening. Many tree branches broke off and roof tiles blew off of several homes

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Aug 18 '16 10:21

A 49-year-old Dutch man was died after falling 500 meters from a mountain in Austria on Wednesday, the Austrian police announced

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Aug 17 '16 15:00

Customs officers and inspectors from the Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA arrested a German man at Schiphol airport for trying to smuggle more than 40 exotic reptiles through the airport, the NVWA announced on Wednesday

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Aug 17 '16 13:20

The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie

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Aug 16 '16 09:07

Despite reasonably warm temperatures, the Netherlands had a statistically poor summer, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The country had far fewer sunny days than average and it rained almost every day.

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Aug 15 '16 17:00

Sunshine and warm days lie ahead for the Netherlands this week, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Afternoon temperatures will be around 22 degrees and my reach up to 24 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Aug 15 '16 10:00

About 2,300 volunteers picked up over 19 thousand kilograms of trash in an annual two-week-long clean up action along the North Sea coast, the North Sea Foundation announced on Sunday

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