Greenpeace will not be prosecuted for dumping boulders in the Klaverbank in the North Sea, the court in Amsterdam determined on Monday.
The increase in the number of dairy cows in the Netherlands has resulted in the amount of manure, and therefore also the amount of phosphates, increasing significantly. State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs has therefore decided to intervene by limiting the amount of phosphate cows may "produce" annually.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute expects a cloudy but warm day for the start of the Tour de France on Saturday. Temperatures could reach up to 36 degrees and there is a chance of some storms in the eastern parts of the country on Saturday afternoon.
Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.
Wednesday was the hottest 1st of July ever to be recorded in the Netherlands. At around 2:20 p.m. the temperature measured at 31.7 degrees in De Bilt, taking the record from 1961 when it measured 31.5 degrees
The increasing heat is prompting a number of schools to adopt a tropical schedule for Thursday and Friday, in which lessons start earlier and end around noon.
The National Heat Plan will be in effect from Tuesday due to the high temperatures expected for the rest of the week, the National Institute for Public Health and Environment, RIVM, announced on Monday
Temperatures are expected to rise to tropical heights in the Netherlands this week. From Wednesday the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute expects maximum temperatures above 30 degrees
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch government has to reduce gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 compared to the level in 1990.
The Netherlands can a whole range of temperatures during the next couple of days, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute's weather forecast for the rest of the week.
Two elderly men were arrested in Reiderwolderpolder on Saturday for eel fishing.
The city of Amsterdam plans to increase the number of charging points for electric cars in the city from the current 1,300 to 4 thousand in 2018, the municipality announced in a press release on Friday.
A woman in Bloemendaal made a surprising discovery after coming out of the supermarket on Monday - thousands of bees had nested in her bike bag in the time she was shopping.
Eurostat estimates that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion fell by five percent in the European Union in 2014 compared to a year before. Emissions of CO2 account for 80 percent of all EU greenhouse gas emissions.
The Netherlands can expect a warm and sunny day today, with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees in the southeast of the country.
Gelderland has decided against using the device designed to break geese's necks. Not because of the controversy that arose around this mysterious device, but because they found too few geese in the areas they were set to be killed.
Despite the relatively cool weather the past few days, including record low temperatures in parts of the country, the thermometer is expected to build up to 30 degrees on Friday. Although a fairly hot daytime is predicted, rain and thunderstorms around the Netherlands will spark a cool-off, and a transition to significantly cooler weather.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.