Over the past decades there's been a "dramatic" decline in the number of ground beetles and moths in two nature reserves in the Netherlands, according to Natuurmonumenten. The number of ground beetles declined by 72 percent in Wijster in Drenthe over the past 22 years, and the number of moths by 54 percent in Kaaistoep in Noord-Brabant over the past 20 years, NU.nl reports.
The municipality of Midden-Drenthe has again imposed a fine of 50,000 euro to offal processor Noblesse Proteins in Wijster (Drenthe) The reason: serious foul odor. Dozens of complaints of local residents, living near the offal processor, were received by the municipality about the ‘corpse smell’.
Measurements of the municipality point out that the odor standards are exceeded, said a spokeswoman for Midden-Drenthe on Thursday. Offal Processor Noblesse received also a penalty late last year.