Nature

Nov 17 '15 17:24

Authorities on the Italian island of Sardinia were actively looking for a Dutch family that went missing on a hike near their holiday rental. A search and rescue mission for the father, mother and children of ages two and six months began at 10 p.m. Monday night.

Nov 17 '15 16:00

The Dutch care and welfare pension fund PFZW wants to halve the climate footprint of its investments by 2020. To do so the fund will be investing less in companies with high greenhouse gas emissions, and more in companies that contribute in solving the climate problem.

Nov 17 '15 08:49

A code yellow weather warning for strong winds throughout the Netherlands was issued for Tuesday evening. The warning takes affect at 6:00 p.m. and will remain in effect for 12 hours.

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Nov 13 '15 15:50

The seal population in the port of Rotterdam is doing very well. Some 40 seals can be spotted every day enjoying the beach on the small island before the Gate terminal,

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Nov 13 '15 13:50

The remarkable Zeeland oyster containing 21 pearls sold for 2,600 euros at an auction in the Vendeuhuis in The Hague on Thursday. The amount was somewhat disappointing to the finders, who had hoped to get around 4,600 for the oyster.

Nov 13 '15 13:00

The CO2 emissions in the Netherlands are rising faster than the economic growth - in the third quarter emissions increased 6.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The economy grew with only 1.9 percent.

Nov 13 '15 10:38

Strong winds and autumn thunderstorms will be hitting the Netherlands on Friday afternoon. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code yellow weather warning for gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour.

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Nov 10 '15 10:52

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be attending the United Nations climate summit at the end of this month, a spokesperson for the Government Information Service confirmed

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Nov 9 '15 15:45

The Kingdom of the Netherlands wants a broad and legally binding agreement in which the rapid reduction of emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change are well balanced. This was the Netherlands stance in the final preparations for the UN Climate Summit which is to be held in Paris from November 30 till December 11.

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Nov 9 '15 09:36

Animal welfare organization Wakker Dier has announced the five nominees for their misleading advertising awards. The nominees are: KFC, Danone, Friberne, Gouda Holland, Melkunie and Duroc D'Olives.

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Nov 9 '15 09:07

The A4 between Delft and Schiedam is to be the first "Honey Highway" in the world. On Saturday flowers, specially selected to provide food for bees, were sown along the roadside, the Rijkswaterstaat announced on Sunday.

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Nov 9 '15 08:41

The Netherlands can expect mild temperatures, but with clouds and strong winds for today and the rest of the week

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Nov 6 '15 15:55

Amsterdam based startup company Connecterra has won the Web Summit 2015 startup competition PITCH with their so-called "Fitbit for cows", Startup Juncture announced on Friday.

Nov 5 '15 09:36

Dutch banks invested a massive 27 billion dollars in fossil fuel companies over the past five years. This accounts for 77 percent of the total investments in energy.

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Nov 3 '15 17:28

When November 3rd began, commuters in the north of the country could be forgiven for expecting the third-straight chilly, foggy day. By 2 p.m., the warmest temperature on record was recorded in Maastricht with the help of sunny skies and no wind.

Nov 3 '15 16:46

Dutch activist and director of sustainability organization Urgenda, Marjan Minnesma, began today a 580 kilometer hike from the city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, to the Climate Summit in Paris. Minnesma is highlighting the need for action to prevent dangerous climate change and ensure a livable earth for future generations.

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Nov 3 '15 07:20

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for the northern parts of the country for Tuesday morning. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the KNMI, warns that visibility may be reduced to 100 meters in some places. As of 7:45 a.m. there were 400 kilometers of traffic jams across the country, much of them in the Randstad, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland, according to ANWB.

Nov 2 '15 08:05

The dense fog in the Netherlands is on Monday morning is not only affecting motorists, but also the air traffic. A number of airports have cancelled or delayed departing flights throughout the morning. Travelers are advised to check airports' websites or apps before heading to the airports.

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Nov 2 '15 07:14

A code yellow weather warning for dense fog has been issued for all of the Netherlands. In some places the visibility may be less than 100 meters and motorists are urged to drive carefully.

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Nov 1 '15 09:07

A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.

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Oct 30 '15 18:03

A university student studying medicine was reported missing over two days ago in Uganda. The 21-year-old reportedly went missing in Murchison Falls National Park while near the bank of the Nile River.

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Oct 29 '15 11:28

After the so-called Volkswagen diesel scandal the European Commission has agreed to start using the Real Driving Emission test, which tests diesel vehicles' emissions in practice. In a rather controversial move, the Commission also decided to allow new diesel cars more than twice the allowable nitrogen emissions during the first years of the test's implementation.

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Oct 29 '15 10:25

After decades of deterioration, wildlife in the Netherlands is finally showing some improvement. Improvement can especially be seen under the fresh water surface and around lakes and rivers, but on farmlands the wildlife is still under heavy pressure.

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Oct 28 '15 09:38

Dutch consumers spent 18 percent more on animal- and environmentally friendly produced food in 2014, spending a total of at least 2.6 billion euros. The market share of sustainable foods increased from 6 percent to 7 percent.

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