Nature

The_sun1
Jul 19 '16 13:45

Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool

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Jul 18 '16 09:53

The Netherlands can expect proper summer weather this week, according to weather agencies in the country. On Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the entire country should reach at least 30 degrees Celsius.

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Jul 13 '16 15:20

By closing all coal plants, the Netherlands can fulfill all its climate obligations in one shot, Greenpeace said in a statement responding to a report on the future of coal powered plants in the country.

Jul 13 '16 11:50

Closing all coal plants in the Netherlands by 2020 will cost 7 billion euros, according to a report commissioned by Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs. The report also concludes that doing so will reduce CO2 emissions in the country by 31 percent and would not put energy supply in danger

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Jul 12 '16 10:40

The heavy rain and hailstorms that hit the Netherlands over the past weeks are leading to massive costs for insurer Achmea. The insurer estimates that its clients submitted about 260 million euros in damage claims so far - enough that Achmea expects to end the first half of this year in the red

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Jun 29 '16 14:10

The Dutch government will not be compensating farmers in Limburg and Noord-Brabant for damage sustained in recent storms, State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs said on Tuesday. He can see that the storms were very bad, but they were not a natural disaster and there will therefore be no financial compensation

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Jun 29 '16 12:40

Closing the five coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands by 2020 will cost energy companies 3.3 billion euros, according to a report by energy specialist consultancy Spring Associates. Consumers will hardly notice the closure, with only an about 14 euro increase in the average household's annual energy bill

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Jun 28 '16 13:40

Amateur paleontologist Remco Bleeker discovered a 4.5 centimeter skull of a lariosaurus in a quarry in Winterswijk. The skull is the first of its kind ever to be discovered in the Netherlands.

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Jun 28 '16 09:24

Farmers' associations ZLTO and LLTB wants the government to classify the storms that caused large amounts of damage in Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland last week a natural disaster. The associations hope that doing so would increase the chances of affected farmers to get assistance

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Jun 27 '16 16:10

Recent storms in the southeast of the Netherlands caused much more damage than initially thought. In Someren alone, damages sustained by farmers and gardeners are estimated at half a billion euros, according to farmers' organization ZLTO

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Jun 27 '16 07:36

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is holding a crisis meeting with various farmers' unions and insurers on Monday to discuss the damage storms in Limburg and Noord-Brabant caused last week. On Friday LTO Nederland estimated that farmers in those provinces suffered about 100 million euros worth of damage

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Jun 24 '16 16:45

The Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen welcomed a new resident - a baby seal was born to seal Dory, the zoo announced on Facebook on Friday.

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Jun 24 '16 12:45

A massive thunderstorm hit Brabant on Thursday evening. The southeast of the province bore the brunt of the storm with lightning flashes lighting the night sky and giant hailstones falling from the sky. The size of the hail stones ranged from 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter

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Jun 23 '16 13:45

Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.

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Jun 23 '16 10:14

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.

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Jun 23 '16 07:37

The Netherlands can expect a difficult rush hour on Thursday morning due to rain and flooded roads. Meteorological institute issued a code yellow storm warning for the entire country.

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Jun 21 '16 09:58

Celebrity veterinarian Freek Vonk underwent what he calls a "cesarean section" in an Amsterdam hospital on Monday to remove three larvae from his leg. "It was a bloody operation, but daddy is doing very well", he writes on his Facebook page.

Jun 21 '16 09:40

A Finnish tourist was met with an unexpected guest in his hotel room in Amsterdam on Sunday - a massive tarantula sitting on the wall of his bathroom, the Animal Ambulance in Amsterdam announced on Facebook.

Jun 21 '16 07:32

Today will be the longest day of the year in the Netherlands with a total of 16 hours and 46 minutes of daylight between sunrise and sunset. June 21st also marks the start of astronomical summer, which last until September 20th

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Jun 20 '16 07:26

A very wet Monday lies ahead of the Netherlands. Weather service Weerplaza expects between 12 and 15 straight hours of rain today.

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Jun 15 '16 12:35

Natural gas extraction in earthquake ridden Groningen may soon fall even further, to 25 billion cubic meters a year, the Telegraaf reports based on its own sources.

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Jun 15 '16 11:35

With the support of ruling party PvdA, a parliamentary majority is now against test drilling for gas on the Wadden Island of Schiermonnikoog

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Jun 9 '16 08:46

Dutchman Boyal Slat's (21) project foundation The Ocean Cleanup raised enough funding to launch a prototype test in the North Sea, the foundation announced on Wednesday. The prototype test is set to launch early summer this year.

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Jun 8 '16 10:47

Amsterdam police officers responding to a report of a wild animal on Tuesday were shocked to find a large crocodile in the crawlspace of a home on Hoogte Kadijk in Zeeburg.

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