Nature

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Jun 9 '15 13:25

The Netherlands is planning to give up its unused, extra greenhouse gas allocation, the allowable amount the country may release into the atmosphere. In doing so, the Dutch government hopes to set an example to other countries in the European Union and those onboard with the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the Cabinet revealed in a statement on Tuesday.

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Jun 8 '15 15:00

The province of Groningen was hit by the third earthquake in one week's time on Sunday morning. The earthquake struck just one day before the lawsuit filed by large group of Groningen residents against the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij appeared in court in Assen.

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Jun 8 '15 12:30

Dutch tourist Cynthia Spaan was stuck in a perspex cylinder hanging above a saltwater crocodile for half an hour. She was taking part in the cage dive called "Cage of Death" at the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Australia when the cage got stuck.

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Jun 8 '15 09:06

About 10 foreign mountaineers, including two Dutch people, posed naked and then urinated on Mount Kinabalu, a sacred mountain in Borneo, Malaysia. A few days later there was an earthquake

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Jun 8 '15 08:50

Saturday night was a record cold night for both Twente and Eindhoven. But despite this brief bout of cold, warmer weather is expected for later this week.

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Jun 5 '15 17:05

Meteorologists increased the severity of a weather warning issued for Friday afternoon, saying more severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the south of the country. A code orange warning was issued for Zeeland, Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant by the national weather service KNMI.

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Jun 5 '15 08:42

Sunny and warm with a chance of thundershowers, is what the Netherlands can expect on the weather front today. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 30 degrees during the day, but by late afternoon some severe thunderstorms will move across the country from Zeeland.

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Jun 4 '15 18:20

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will not continue indefinitely without new evidence, Australian media reported earlier today. Several ships, including at least two vessels from the Dutch company Fugro, are in search for the aircraft, which has thus far found no trace of the lost Boeing 777.

Jun 4 '15 11:51

Slightly more than half of the Dutch population want battery farm chicken to come to an end. Many Dutch people think it is great that businesses and civil society organizations make agreements on humane and sustainable chicken, even if this means that chicken is more expensive.

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Jun 4 '15 08:12

The first real summer weather of the year is heading towards the Netherlands, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.

Jun 3 '15 10:54

A grouchy swan has been terrorizing the Amsterdam canals by attacking people who pass by.

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Jun 2 '15 19:05

The Zaans Museum purchased a work by French painter Claude Monet for 1.16 million euros, making it the most expensive purchase in the history of the museum. Titled, "Voorzaan and Westerhem," Monet painted the piece when he stayed in the city in 1871.

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Jun 2 '15 15:00

The skull of Naturalis' T-Rex is is in Europe ans is currently being transported from Germany to Amsterdam, the biodiversity center announced on Tuesday. The 66 million year old fossil has been scanned by an industrial CT scanner at the Fraunhofer EZRT in Germany. The skull is now on it's way back to the United States, via Amsterdam, for preparation.

Jun 2 '15 09:20

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for strong winds along the coastal areas of the Netherlands on Tuesday.

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Jun 1 '15 15:30

A drunk hedgehog was rescued from a gutter in Arnhem on Sunday, the animal shelter for Arnhem and its surroundings reported on its Facebook page.

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May 29 '15 13:07

The Wildlife Management Unit in Gelderland has hired a company to kill 1,600 geese in 7 Gelderland nature reserves. To do so the company will use a device designed to break the animal's neck. The Gelderland faction of the Partij voor de Dieren is distrustful of this device and has asked the provincial government for clarification.

May 29 '15 10:42

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind in the coastal areas for Friday night. The warning will take effect at 7:00 p.m on Friday night and will remain in place until 2:00 a.m on Saturday.

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May 28 '15 12:30

Minister Henk Kamp is expecting to reach a decision on gas drilling in Terschelling by the middle of next year. The minister announced that today at a demonstration against drilling in The Hague.

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May 28 '15 12:04

A floating solar panel farm has been installed near Groningen. It can be seen by those leaving Groningen on the A7 towards Friesland, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 27 '15 19:17

An earthquake hit the town of Uithuizen in Groningen on Wednesday afternoon at around 1 p.m., according to the meteorological agency KNMI. The eighth earthquake this month in Groningen measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.

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May 27 '15 17:45

Members of volunteer archaeological organization AWN found bones of a brown bear in a dune valley near Schouwen. Both AWN and the Forestry Commission of northern Zeeland called the discovery "spectacular."

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May 25 '15 12:20

Researchers from the Wageningen University have come up with a promising and environmentally friendly way to combat ticks. Experiments have shown that nematodes, minuscule worms, can kill ticks within 10 days. Ticks have become an increasing problem over the past years because they cause Lyme disease.

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May 23 '15 18:58

This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.

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May 22 '15 16:49

Alaska has large potential oil reserves that the world is going to demand in the future, Shell CEO Dick Benschop told AD. Oil in the region is increasingly difficult to recover, however, the company's technological potential fits the challenge.

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