Last year the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands was 2 percent lower than in 2017 and 15 percent lower than in 1990, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday. The Netherlands still has a long way to go to achieve its climate goal of 49 percent less emissions in 2030 compared to 1990.
Animal rescuers in Velsen want the public to a better job of safely disposing of their trash. An animal ambulance unit in the Noord-Holland town expressed this on Facebook after they responded to a report of a with its head stuck in an empty bag of Bugles corn chips.
“Our colleague removed the bag from the fox’s head, after which he looked surprised,” the non-profit organization Dierenambulance Velsen said in the post. Reports of animals tied up in trash are relatively common, the group said.
A firework thrown through the window of a home in Velsen-Noord on Thursday morning caused an "enormous" amount of damage, according to the police.
A 45-year-old man shot himself with a crossbow when the police tried to arrest him in a home on Van Nidekstraat in Velsen-Noord. A severely injured woman, 49, was also discovered in the home.
The IJmuiden production arm of multinational firm Tata Steel made a profit of 344 million euros last year, according to the internal memo sourced by FD. The entire conglomerate, on the other hand, reported a loss.
1,100 households and buildings in Velsen-Noord have been without gas since Thursday due to a gas line and water pipe being hit during a drilling. The water ran into the gas line and spread through the pipes.
Councilman Bas Hageman (VVD) in Nieuwbakken was unceremoniously welcomed into his newly gained position in the municipal council in Velsen, Noord-Holland.