Nature

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May 16 '16 08:41

With maximum temperatures around 13 degrees expected today, Pinkstermaandag will be slightly warmer than the first day of Pentecost, which was the coldest in 80 years, according to Weeronline.

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May 11 '16 09:33

Air quality in the Netherlands does not meet European standards. A number of places in the country has more nitrogen dioxide in the air than the maximum permitted annual average of 40 micrograms per cubic meter, according to a report Milieudefensie is handing to Amsterdam alderman Abdeluheb Choho on Wednesday

May 10 '16 15:05

Two loose bulls caused chaos in the streets of Terneuzen on Monday evening. One person was injured, several cars were damaged and traffic was completely disrupted

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May 9 '16 11:55

Those enjoying the current nice weather in the Netherlands should make the most of it this week. Cold, wintry weather is expected for the weekend, according to Weeronline.

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May 9 '16 11:25

A relatively rare Mercury transit will happen today. The small planet will partially eclipse the sun as it moves between the sun and the earth

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May 6 '16 09:57

A deer led Utrecht firefighters on quite a chase through Leidsche Rijn on Thursday morning

May 6 '16 09:44

What a difference a week can make weather wise. Last week the Netherlands celebrated its coldest King's Day ever. Yesterday was the sunniest Liberation Day in history. And today the country can expect its first summer's day, with afternoon temperatures around 25 degrees

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May 5 '16 15:40

Baby elephant Madiba, born at the Beekse Bergen safari park on Wednesday morning, caused massive amounts of traffic both in the Hilvarenbeek park and on the roads towards it on Thursday. The lines were getting so long that by noon the park asked visitors still underway to choose a different destination.

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May 5 '16 08:06

The Netherlands is set to have the sunniest Liberation Day ever on Thursday. Meteorologists at Weerplaza expects just over 14 hours of sunshine, thereby breaking the record stemming from 2000 when the sun shone on the country for exactly 14 hours

May 4 '16 12:00

Two Dutch cities made it to the final round of the competition for the title of European Green Capital 2018. Den Bosch or Nijmegen now only have to beat the Swedish Umea for a Dutch city to win the honor, the European Commission announced on Tuesday

May 4 '16 11:30

The Nigerian government is taking oil giant Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production to court and demanding just over 6 billion euros in compensation for damage caused by a major oil spill in 2011

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May 3 '16 12:25

A wild fox caused quite a commotion in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg these past days. The animal bit at least four people before finally being caught on Monday, according to the police.

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May 2 '16 17:45

Weather forecasters are cautiously optimistic about the potential for summer temperatures to arrive in the Netherlands by the weekend. A high temperature of 25 degrees is expected inland on Saturday, with coastal temperatures likely to peak at 22 degrees, national meteorological agency KNMI predicted.

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May 2 '16 10:30

The Dutch branch of the Red Cross has begun a national fundraising campaign to provide aide to 42 million people in multiple African nations, all suffering from food and water shortages. Affected countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, all succumbing to a lack of rain caused by the El Niño weather pattern.

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Apr 29 '16 10:26

The Dutch government is further restricting hunters from importing their trophies to the Netherlands. The list of banned trophies was extended to also include the species white rhino, elephant, hippo, cheetah, polar bear and lion

The_sun1
Apr 29 '16 09:51

After a massively cold night last night, with temperatures dipping to -4.1 degrees in Noord-Brabant, the end of the cold weather seems to be in sight. Temperatures will start rising this weekend and next week will be more pleasant at between 13 and 17 degrees, according to Weeronline.

Apr 28 '16 16:00

A group of six lions were introduced to a brand new habitat, created specifically for them, at ZooParc Overloon on Wednesday.

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Apr 28 '16 12:45

This month was the wettest April the Netherlands has seen in 15 years, according to weather service Weeronline. The Netherlands had a national average of 65 millimeters of rain, compared to the normal of 44 millimeters.

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Apr 28 '16 07:31

One driver was killed in an accident when a hailstorm hit traffic on the A6 between Lelystad and Emmeloord on Thursday morning. There were collisions on both sides of the highway and the road is closed in both directions, according to traffic information service ANWB.

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Apr 27 '16 07:26

King's Day started out cold and wet in the Netherlands, and that weather is expected to hold for the entire day. The northeastern parts of the country may even see some snow, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

Apr 26 '16 16:25

The Micropia museum in Amsterdam launched an innovative exhibition titled 'Crucial Cleaner' this week. In the exhibit visitors will be able to see how microbes break down the body of a giraffe calf.

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Apr 26 '16 07:30

All of the Netherlands can expect dreary weather today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country for storms, lightning and hail. The warning is effective until 5:00 p.m. inland and 7:00 p.m. along the coast.

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Apr 22 '16 09:37

The Q-Factory King's Day party in Amsterdam is moving inside. The organizers decided to err on the side of caution, given the bad weather expected for Wednesday.

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Apr 20 '16 08:26

Weather forecasts for King's Day are not looking very promising. Weeronline expects that King Willem-Alexander will celebrate his birthday on April 27th in the rain, with maximum temperatures reaching around 9 degrees.

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