Snowy Owls Caught a Ride to the Netherlands

10,000 Birds

At least two of the birds ended up in the Netherlands where they have been delighting birders from across Europe. Birds irruption Netherlands Snowy Owl How dramatic has this winter’s Snowy Owl irruption been? How about so dramatic that nine birds caught a ride on a freighter and some made it all the way across the Atlantic Ocean ? You can see pictures of them on this blog , which is in Dutch.

iPhone app for Netherlands green travel

Green Traveler Guides

A new iPhone app rates 4,200 sustainable tourism choices in Amsterdam , The Hague , Rotterdam and 16 other cities throughout the Netherlands. A free version of this Netherlands green travel app from Good & Green Guides offers 10 percent of the rated content and all the functionality, including top 10 lists. iPhone app for Netherlands green travel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Amsterdam Europe Netherlands News Rotterdam The Hague Green Travel News Hague Holland


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Wild Animals Are Now Banned From Circuses in The Netherlands


As of last week, wild animals, including lions, bears, and elephants, are banned from performing in circuses in The Netherlands. The decision, which was officially passed back in December 2014, Read More The post Wild Animals Are Now Banned From Circuses in The Netherlands appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Religious Animal Slaughter to be Banned in The Netherlands


Some good news for animals in the Netherlands (kind of)! In the Netherlands, the left wingers see this ritual slaughter as cruelty to animals, whereas the right side of the spectrum finds it to be barbaric. The country’s parliament is set to pass a bill that would ban the slaughter of livestock without stunning them first, a practice which has long been allowed for orthodox Dutch Jews and Muslims as part of their dietary rules.

Vegetarian Butcher Shop Chain Grows in the Netherlands as Meat Demand Drops


As the citizens of the Netherlands look for meat alternatives, a very different chain of butcher shops is looking to meet that demand. The Vegetarian Butcher is a butcher shop, but you won’t find any meat there. The stores offer a wide selection of “faux meats.&# According to VegNews, the chain now includes 30 stores [.]. Eats Lifestyle Vegan

Artificial, Engineered Soggy Meat Grown in Netherlands Lab

Green Living Ideas

Researchers in the Netherlands have grown what they describe as “soggy pork&# in a laboratory and believe it will be available for human consumption in about five years. Animal rights advocates, [.] [ Artificial, Engineered Soggy Meat Grown in Netherlands Lab from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Meat animal rights artificial meat genetic engineering genetically engineered food genetically modified food greenhouse gases health Netherland pork Third World vegetarian

Artificial, Engineered Soggy Meat Grown in Netherlands Lab

Green Living Ideas

Researchers in the Netherlands have grown what they describe as “soggy pork&# in a laboratory and believe it will be available for human consumption in about five years. Animal rights advocates, [.] [ Artificial, Engineered Soggy Meat Grown in Netherlands Lab from Green Living Ideas ]. Engineered food has just taken another move towards science fiction: artificial meat.

Amsterdam’s 50 shades of green

Green Traveler Guides

All Amsterdam Europe Netherlands Amsterdam green hotels biking in Amsterdam exploring Amsterdam canals green things to do in Amsterdam organic restaurants in Amsterdam | The Dutch Know How to Have Good Green Fun | Last year, the green news website Eco Watch named Amsterdam one of the top 10 most environmentally friendly cities in the world.

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From the Netherlands, Electric Scooter Replaces Fiberglass with Eco NFCs


Hungary’s Moveo electric scooter has already tackled street clutter by allowing owners to fold them up into the size of a suitcase. Now the Be.e is another scooter that is demonstrating the possibility of creating robust vehicle frames out of organic materials. The scooter was designed by Maarten Heijltjes and Simon Akkaya of the Netherlands’ Waarmakers – the design company behind the Goedzak , featured on Springwise earlier this year. The Be.e,

Recycled Plastic Soccer Jerseys for Major International and Professional Soccer Teams — the Netherlands, Brazil, Barcelona, Arsenal, and More

Green Living Ideas

First, before I get into this cool development in the world of soccer, I want to say that if these teams can get recycled plastic jerseys that are a good enough quality for players makings millions upon millions of dollars a year, hopefully it won’t be long before everyone can, and if you are a [.] [ Recycled Plastic Soccer Jerseys for Major International and Professional Soccer Teams — the Netherlands, Brazil, Barcelona, Arsenal, and More from Green Living Ideas ].

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A Day of National Mourning & a Politician with a Heart.

Elephant Journal

Today is a day of national mourning in the Netherlands. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only #MH17 crash Frans Timmermans mourning netherlands speech UN United Nations victims

Riding a Bicycle Is Really Not that Cool.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Bicycle Green bicycle bikes culture holland riding a bike The Netherlands The rest of the world seems to think that the way we —Dutch—ride our bikes is awesome. Time for some down-to-earth Dutch perspective.

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You know it’s good when your biggest transportation problem is too many cyclists

Green (Living) Review

It must be nice to be Dutch: While the rest of us are dealing with ensuring reasonable access to reproductive healthcare and violent seasonal pumpkin festivals , in the Netherlands, people are taking to the streets to protest poor bike traffic planning. cycling green living Netherlands

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Finnair to make longest commercial biofuel flight

Green Traveler Guides

Airlines Amsterdam Europe Finland Helsinki Netherlands News aviation biofuel Finnair| Green Travel News |. A Finnair flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki next week will be the longest commercial biofuel flight flown anywhere in the world to date. “We We want to be a pioneer in sustainable development in air transport.

Breaking News: 100% Green Energy for all Trains in Holland. ~ Yaisa Nio

Elephant Journal

Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks green sustainable business The Netherlands train wind energy We are cool. Very cool. We were the first to legalise soft drugs. We were the first to legalise same-sex marriage. And now we are the first to go 100% green on train electricity.

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The Sometimes Serious World of Yoga Gets Balanced with Humor. ~ Leo Peppas

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today Funny humor leo peppas netherlands photos If you''re going to be serious, you better be funny!

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Watch What Happens When Fashion Bloggers Work in a Sweatshop

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion blogger Cambodia cambodian documentary Fashion fast fashion labor netherlands Norway norwegian sweatshop tv We’ve been writing about the straight-up horrific realities of how our clothes are made by what is essentially slave labor for years—and we know many of you are with us in not supporting the atrocious “business” practices of fast-fashion retailers.

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Dutch Cycling Video Will Make You Jealous

Wend Magazine

The Netherlands, besides being known for tulips and windmills, is generally considered one of the cycling capitols of the world. Because the bicycling infrastructure in the Netherlands rocks. Click here to view the embedded video. This video from the Dutch Cycling Embassy only reinforces that idea. And it might just make you jealous. Related posts: Magical Moment in Bird Migration Captured on Video. The Most Incredible Time Lapse Video Ever. Friday Photo May: Cycling in Stone Town

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WorldWatch Institute Closes Shop with a Bicycle Bang

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Bicycles Climate Change/Global Warming Health and Fitness Amsterdam Asia bicycle bicycling bikes biking Denmark Europe Germany Holland infrastructure Netherlands Power to the Pedals The Bicycle: Vehicle for a Small Planet transport transportation United States WorldWatch Institute

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Watch an Eagle Take Out a Drone in One Swoop!

Eco Chic

Ecology animal training birds birds of prey drones dutch eagles netherlands police spyingEagles’s feet are specially armored against attacks from prey, so catching drones isn’t likely to hurt them either. . I’ve heard drones can be useful , but mostly I find them to be as obnoxious as Google Glass. Whenever I see one, I worry about my privacy. What are they recording and why? Who’s flying it and what are they doing with the information they gather? I have no idea.

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200,000 Electric Cars Coming to Amsterdam by 2040

Green Living Ideas

Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of my favorite cities in Europe. NK The Netherlands THINK The city is known for its predominance of bicycles. In fact, there are approximately 600,000 bicycles for the 750,000 residents. There are even bike shops specializing in recycled bikes. In this city built of narrow streets and canals, cars are definitely a hindrance, but smaller [.] [ 200,000 Electric Cars Coming to Amsterdam by 2040 from Green Living Ideas ].

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New study says Rotterdam is one of the dirtiest cities in the world

Green Blog

According to the study the top 9 "dirtiest" cities in the world are: (1) Rotterdam in the Netherlands with 29,8 tonnes per capita, (2) Austin in USA with 24 tonnes, (3) Denver in USA with 21,5 tonnes, (4) Washington DC in USA with 20 tonnes, (5) Minneapolis in USA with 18 tonnes, (6) Calgary in Canada with 18 tonnes, (7) Menlo Park in USA with 16 tonnes, (8) Dallas in USA with 15 tonnes and (9) Stuttgart in Germany with 12 tonnes per capita.

The Road That Eats Smog

Living Green & Saving Energy

The earliest version was developed in The Netherlands, but now these innovative and environmentally-friendly products have come to America. Paving stones that degrade air pollutants were a topic of a previous post. Chicago has unveiled the country’s Greenest Street, paved with stones made of photocatalytic cement that degrades nitrogen oxides, a common pollutant from automobiles. [.]. eco-innovation reduce waste sustainability sustainability. reduce pollution

2012 136 to publish carbon emissions for 593,000 hotels

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Several travel booking websites now call out eco-friendly lodgings, but in a world-first, not only is the Netherlands-based BookDifferent revealing which hotels have a valid green certification—they are also publishing nearly 600,000 hotels’ carbon emissions.

Smog-Eating Pavement in the Works


In Hengelo, Netherlands, you can walk on the sunny side of the street: on their new smog-eating sidewalk. Read More The post Smog-Eating Pavement in the Works appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Aguanomics: The climate crisis doesn't end with the Keystone XL

Environmental Economics

liter -- it's $0.77/liter in the Netherlands ) to merely $1/gallon. David Zetland: Obama says he will not give a permit for the Keystone XL, a project that I have supported in the past. The end of the Keystone will:*. NOT keep Canadian tar sands from being produced. NOT reduce the number of trains carrying crude with far more risk of accident. NOT reduce American (or world) energy consumption. NOT "fix" the climate change problem"**.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

10,000 Birds

Otto Plantema resides in the Netherlands, is a scientist by trade (he has a Ph.D. Netherlands: Oliver Plantema, 2020. Penguins! Penguins here! <pause> <pause> Do I have your attention now?

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The name of our department is Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and this story has them all.

Environmental Economics

This looks like they are sending up the benefit/cost bat signal: Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta. The civil case has been filed against the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and its international headquarters in the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell.

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"Dutch economist Nijkamp embroiled in plagiarism and duplication scandal"

Environmental Economics

Retraction Watch : The Dutch papers are reporting that Peter Nijkamp , one of the leading economists in The Netherlands, has been embroiled in what looks like a self-plagiarism scandal following the cancellation of a thesis defense by one of his graduate students because of plagiarism.

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Pregnant as a global nomad

Green Prophet

And so it happened that I spent the first half of my pregnancy in Indonesia and the second one in my home country, the Netherlands. After I arrived in the Netherlands, the regular check-ups were performed by a midwife.

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What's the last thing to go through a bug's brain when it hits a windshield?*

Environmental Economics

Biologists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands enlisted the help of 250 drivers for a "splash teller" study. Dutch motorists kill about 133 billion insects a month, splattering bugs on their vehicles and eliminating important members of the food chain, according to a study released this week. Each motorist had to wipe his or her car license plate clean then tot up the bug body count at the end of their drive.   via

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Sitting on Top of Our Tiny World.

Elephant Journal

There were some people scoping out their positions to watch the sun come up, and I found a pretty good spot between a guy from Russia, and another man who I think was from the Netherlands. Adventure Green acute mountain sickness Alice pack Mt. Fugi sunrise

Hate Drones? So Do These Chimps


And a chimp at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands smashed one to pieces earlier this week. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a drone. The chimp versus drone Read More The post Hate Drones? So Do These Chimps appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News Video

Why are Dutch kids the happiest in the world?

Green (Living) Review

The Netherlands scored highest in both behaviors and risks and education, and its excellent scores in the other categories put it firmly in the leading position, followed by four Scandinavian countries. could learn a thing or two from the Netherlands. The secret lies with Dutch parents, whose approach is radically different from that of American parents. In 2013, Unicef released a ‘ report card ’ that assessed children’s wellbeing in 29 of the world’s richest countries.

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Deadly New Fungus Decimates Fire Salamander Population


As the fire salamander population of the Netherlands has dwindled down to a measly 4% of its original number, scientists have discovered that a new and deadly fungus has been ravaging the amphibians since 2010. Read More The post Deadly New Fungus Decimates Fire Salamander Population appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Science Top News

Going Dutch and Danish

Green (Living) Review

Places not so different from the US named Copenhagen and the Netherlands. Next summer PeopleForBikes , a Colorado-based non-profit, is organizing tours of Denmark and the Netherlands to offer public officials, planners, civic activists and business leaders practical lessons about how to help their own cities thrive. Imagine a major city where 35 percent of all traffic is people on bikes. Or think even bigger--an entire nation where 27 percent of all trips are pedal-powered.

Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

Through its ports, the Netherlands is one of the exporters of used vehicles from Europe. A recent review conducted by The Netherlands of its exports found that most of these vehicles did not have a valid roadworthiness certificate at the time of export.

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Dubai to Abu Dhabi Electric Superbus Now Road Legal

Green Prophet

This totally electric and futuristic looking vehicle, was originally designed in the Netherlands, and put through its paces in road tests in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City , has now been certified as “road Legal” by transportation authorities in the Netherlands, according to The National. The project, which was originally budgeted at 7 million Euro, is now closer to being a commercial reality after the Netherlands transport ministry assigned it a license plate BX-XG-15.

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Could Radar Help Make Birdstrikes a Thing of the Past?

10,000 Birds

The article cites avian radar proponents in the Netherlands and Israel who suggest that this technology can be quite effective at reducing the risk of birdstrikes. Birds and airplane compete for right-of-way at Sky Harbor Airport and Seaplane Base (image by Donald Emmerich, Wikimedia Commons). For about as long as people have been flying planes, pilots of all type of aircraft have been experiencing birdstrikes. Sometimes the damage is little more than dented panel or cracked windshield.

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"Dutch university ordered to pay economist after she was accused of plagiarism"

Environmental Economics

Retraction Watch: A court in the Netherlands has fined Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) 7,500 euros to compensate for “immaterial damage” to an economist accused of plagiarism. Karima Kourtit ,  a researcher at VU, has been at the receiving end of anonymous complaints to her institution accusing her of plagiarism and her professor, high-profile economist Peter Nijkamp , of duplication (i.e. self-plagiarism).

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Sustainable urban design in Rotterdam, my hometown

Green Prophet

When thinking about cities in the Netherlands, most people picture canals lined with charming old houses and narrow brick alleyways. Like a big part of the Netherlands, Rotterdam is located below sea level.

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Israeli Firm to Mine Dutch Sewers for the New Gold

Green Prophet

If all goes well, Applied CleanTech will be invited to distribute their system throughout the Netherlands. “We We are delighted to start our first project in the Netherlands and we hope that after a successful trial period, our sewage mining technology will be installed across the Netherlands ensuring a greener, power efficient future for generations to come,” said Applied CleanTech Chief Executive Officer Dr. Refael Aharon in a recent press statement.

In case you were wondering, I joined the Ohio State faculty in 2000*

Environmental Economics

Netherlands. I was recently made aware of a 2012 article in Ecological Economics listing the "Most influential institutions in the field of environmental and ecological economics (2000–2009)."  "  Here they are: 1. University of Maryland. Resources for the Future. University of East Anglia. World Bank. National Chung Hsing University. Taiwan. Vrije University Amsterdam. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia. Ohio State University.

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