The Wadden area may well be permanently under water before the end of this century, according to a study by TU Delft and Utrecht University on behalf or the Wadden Association. The study concludes that the impact of gas and salt mining has been underestimated, and drastic measures are needed to make sure the area does not disappear, NU.nl reports.
Groningen residents are not only voting in the parliamentary elections today, they are also given the opportunity to sign a petition against gas drilling in the province. During the night, groups of volunteers hung posters at nearly all 406 polling stations in Groningen, calling on voters to sign a petition by Freek de Jonge, RTV Noord reports.
Energy company ENGIE may perform exploratory drilling for natural gas north of the North Sea island Schiermonnikoog. On Tuesday the Council of State declared objections to the exploratory drilling unfounded. No further appeal is possible, NU.nl reports.
With the support of ruling party PvdA, a parliamentary majority is now against test drilling for gas on the Wadden Island of Schiermonnikoog
Lawyer Gerard Spong filed charges against gas company NAM on behalf of the Groninger Bodem Beweging and a number of individual residents. He is holding the company responsible for the deliberate destruction of houses and buildings in the province of Groningen.
Dutch gas firm NAM has to compensate residents of the earthquake area in Groningen for the decline in the house prices, even if the homes do not yet show any physical sings of damage or have not been sold yet.
About a hundred people showed up at the Plein in The Hague on Wednesday to protest against the plans for gas extraction on Terschelling.
Damages paid to residents of Groningen for earthquake repairs have partly been used for holidays trips or paying outstanding accounts. This is according to construction companies and the Netherlands Crude Oil Association (NAM), BNR reports.
An earthquake measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in North-Groningen on Tuesday.
The reduction of gas production at Loppersum in Groningen, means that minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp must do new research to find the results of that measure.
The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) received 14,000 damage reports since the earthquake in Huizinge in August 2012, announce the company during a meeting about gas drilling in the townhouse in Groningen, where experts updated city council and provincial council members.
Activist group Schokkend-Groningen (Shocking Groningen) posted a critical tweet about recently deceased politician Els Borst.
Residents in Drenthe experienced a small earthquake Wednesday evening around 10:30 pm.
This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.
Minister Henk Kamp from Economic Affairs has requested the NAM to appoint three experts as soon as possible to review the most urgent cases of damage, caused by gas drilling in Groningen, according to a letter he wrote to Parliament on Wednesday
A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.
Friesland wants to be compensated for the effects of gas drilling, according to representative Sietske Poepjes to the NOS.
The protesters in Loppersum were not satisfied Friday evening, with the promise Minister Henk Kamp (VVD) made them that the government will cut back on gas drilling.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a KLM Boeing 747 damaging cars in St. Maarten, the JSF F-35 aircraft proves capable of performing nuclear tasks, HEMA mistaking a diabetes patient for a junkie, NL called out for the best, healthiest, and cheapest food, the IOC regrets selecting Sochi for the 2014 games, and the developments around gas drilling in Groningen.
PvdA leader Samsom pleaded for 'adjusting' gas winning in Groningen to safer levels, Thursday, during his visit to Middelstum in the Groningen province.
The earthquakes in Groningen can become more powerful than they have been until now. The authorities concerned, don't rule out the possibility of earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.5 and 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the future.
Greenpeace posted footage of the boarding of the Arctic Sunrise on September 19 on the Internet. Members of the Russian coast guard lowered themselves from a helicopter on the deck and arrested the crew: 28 activists and two journalists. They were then transported to Murmansk with the ship.
The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) (Dutch Oil Company) is buying a farm in the village of Groningen Onderdendam, because it sustained heavy damage from earthquakes. The tremors are caused by gas drilling in the area.
The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) (Dutch Oil Company) in Assen received 55 damage reports on Wednesday after an earthquake in the Groninger Zeerijp, with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale.