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Mar 31 '15 17:17

Drivers of empty or lightly-loaded trucks are advised to stay off the roads Tuesday, a message from the Dutch infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat states. Strong winds have knocked trucks over on several highways, especially the A50, NOS reports.

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Mar 31 '15 13:15

About 80 flights have been cancelled at Schiphol airport this morning due to the weather conditions. Flights have also been delayed by about an hour, Reformatorisch Dagblad reports.

Mar 30 '15 08:21

The Code Yellow warning for strong winds until Tuesday, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.

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Mar 29 '15 11:22

A code yellow weather warning is in effect across much of the Netherlands due to high winds. The warning covers the entire country, except the Frisian islands, until 9 p.m. Sunday, the government’s meteorological agency KNMI reported.

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Mar 26 '15 13:18

Solar Energy Works plans to build the largest solar park in the Netherlands near Schiphol, with some help from Schiphol Area Development and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, NU reports.

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Mar 26 '15 12:43

The Tweede Kamer - lower house of parliament - does not see any insurmountable problems with Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) plans to build three large wind farms on the North Sea. The Kamer has given the go-ahead for the construction, NOS reports.

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Mar 24 '15 19:30

State Secretary of Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma approved a proposal for certification of organic beekeeping in the Netherlands. This is to make organic honey of Dutch origin available in 2016.

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Mar 24 '15 11:19

The Netherlands will help China to improve the quality of their air. State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment and her Chinese counterpart Chen Jining signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the matter.

Mar 23 '15 16:49

More than 16,000 people signed a petition against the exploration and extraction of gas close to the West Frisian island of Terschelling, the action group GasTvrij Terschelling announced on Sunday.

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Mar 20 '15 09:17

The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.

Mar 19 '15 14:38

Another owl in the Netherlands is making the news. While the "horror owl" of Purmerend attacks people, the "cuddly owl" of Noordeinde companionably lands on passersby's heads, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Mar 18 '15 17:29

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is predicting clouds throughout the country on Friday, which will make seeing the solar eclipse hard, Het Parool reports.

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Mar 18 '15 10:07

The Northern Lights could be spotted in the Netherlands last night. Many people, especially from the northern parts of the Netherlands, posted pictures and tweets of the red and green colored sky on Twitter last night.

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Mar 12 '15 17:05

Approximately 30,000 hens are being culled in Barneveld, Gelderland after avian influenza was detected at a poultry farm there, the government revealed in a statement. Further analysis by Central Veterinary Institute (CVI), expected to be available on Friday, will determine the severity of the flu, but for now it is suspected to be a mild H7 variant, Secretary of Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma writes in a letter to the Tweede Kamer.

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Mar 10 '15 14:14

The high level of air pollution in the Netherlands could lead to large fines from the European Union. This is according to Milieu Defensie (Environment Defense), based on nitrogen dioxide measurements made on 58 main roads.

Mar 10 '15 10:10

The horror owl of Purmerend has struck again, claiming two more victims on Monday night.

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Mar 9 '15 13:47

The first free wolf in the Netherlands in about 150 years spent the weekend chasing sheep in Drenthe.

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Mar 9 '15 08:30

For the first time in about 150 years there is clear evidence that there is a wild wolf in the Netherlands. The wolf was photographed along the N381 near Noord-Sleen In Drenthe on Saturday morning. He was spotted again on Sunday morning in the municipality of AA en Hunze, east of Assen, Metronieuws reports.

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Mar 6 '15 17:32

Hakuna, called the oldest crocodile in any zoo worldwide, died this week, the Rotterdam Zoo announced. Its exact age was not revealed, but was known to be more than 85 years of age.

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Mar 6 '15 13:02

The "horror owl", that has been terrorizing Purmerend for weeks, has struck again. This time injuring a news paper deliverer.

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Mar 5 '15 16:32

The number of wild bee species increased by twenty percent in Amsterdam between 2000 and 2014, city alderman Abdeluheb Choho said in a release on Thursday. The different species rose from 51 to 61, which is a good indicator of the ecological wealth of the city, Amsterdam claimed.

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Mar 3 '15 15:31

A falconer is going to be brought in to catch the eagle owl that has been terrorizing Purmerend for the past few weeks. The municipality applied for an exemption from the province of Noord-Holland to make it allowable for the bird to be caught and released elsewhere, RTL Nieuws reported Tuesday.

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Feb 25 '15 13:49

The so-called horror owl of Purmerend has claimed another two victims. Last night the owl attacked a trainer and athlete from the Purmerend athletics association, NOS reports. Both victims had to be treated in hospital.

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Feb 23 '15 13:22

A new type of moss has been found in the Netherlands. Ecologist Henk Siebel found kuifhaarmuts on a tree in Hilversum, NOS reports.

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