Pollution

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Apr 22 '15 13:11

The association Vrienden van het Vondelpark - Friends of the Vondelpark - wants a barbecue ban in the park as they believe it would significantly reduce the level of pollution. The association announced on their Facebook page.

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Nov 5 '14 13:30

The construction fence that is currently around the Royal Palace in Amsterdam is being removed, making the arcade visible to the public again.

Kleurewiebes
Nov 4 '14 08:45

State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes has set out his third plan for the additional tax for cars in a letter to the Second Chamber.

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Oct 30 '14 10:25

Residents of Utrecht is getting rid of their old diesel cars. From January 1st these cars will not be allowed to enter the city center.

Sep 1 '14 14:19

Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the "Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour," the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year's effort.

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Aug 29 '14 14:18

Water company Vitens has confirmed in an article in Trouw newspaper that they will stop using water from two sources. The sources in Nijmegen and Zutphen will eventually no longer meet the norm.

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Aug 18 '14 13:33

Due to the mild weather this year, there was less CO2 emissions in the second quarter than a year ago. According to figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) Netherlands, emissions dropped with 0.9 percent, NU.nl reports.

Vlissingen
Aug 11 '14 10:19

In Vlissingen, the municipality has had to enforce a temporary swimming ban, as oil has been leaking out of an old ship wreck since Saturday afternoon, washing up on the beaches in the Westerschelde.

Greenpeace
Jul 23 '14 09:47

More than 40 staff members and campaign leaders from Greenpeace Netherlands are still demanding that international program director Pascal Husting be dismissed. Husting came under fire last month for his choice to fly between his home in Luxembourg and his workplace in Amsterdam, the Volkskrant reports.

Boyan Slat
Jul 8 '14 08:28

The 19-year old Delft inventor and student Boyan Slat has already received a lot of support for his Ocean Cleanup project. The plan to fish plastic out of the world's oceans would cost $2 million in its first test phase. In the last two months, more than half of that has already been raised.

Jun 4 '14 09:04

A student from Delft has found a way to clean the ocean of plastic waste in an efficient and reasonably priced way. He presents the results of his feasibility study in New York on Tuesday.

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Apr 29 '14 10:13

The fire department in Limburg has found 26 vats of what is suspected to be drug waste in a patch of forest between Montfort and Sint Joost.

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Apr 3 '14 10:00

Weather in The Netherlands has been relatively nice over the last few days, but the air is at the moment dirty and unhealthy. Weeronline.nl announced on Wednesday that a combination of atmospheric particulate matter, birch pollen an dust from the Sahara is hanging in the air.

Feb 25 '14 09:28

The maximum speed on the A13 at Rotterdam-Overschie and the A10-west at Amsterdam will go down from 100 to 80 kmph at the end of March, minister for traffic Schultz van Haegen announced on Tuesday.

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