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  1. Ecosystem quality and trends in soil pH, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    In many ecosystems soil quality is good, measured in terms of soil pH. But soil pH in parts of grasslands and marsh ecosystems is not yet within acceptable levels. In all… more

  2. Quality and trends of groundwater-dependent ecosystems, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    Sites with moderate or bad groundwater levels are found throughout the country and in all ecosystem types. Marshes, wet heaths and wet grasslands in particular suffer from water… more

  3. Trends in ecological quality, 1994-2017

    Indicator | 6 December 2018

    Since 1994 the average ecological quality of all types of terrestrial ecosystems has declined. This decline has now been halted. In recent years, the average ecological quality of… more

  4. Ecosystem quality and trends in nitrogen availability, 2017

    Indicator | 6 December 2018

    In many ecosystems the environmental pressure from nitrogen deposition is still too high. In forest, open dune and heath ecosystems in particular, conditions almost everywhere are… more

  5. Angling in the Netherlands, 1990-2015

    Indicator | 24 January 2017

    Over half a million anglers are active members of an angling club in the Netherlands, through a system of fishing passes introduced in 2007.… more

  6. Renewable energy use, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 15 January 2019

    The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 6.0 percent in 2016 to 6.6 percent in 2017. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share… more

  7. Green tax revenues, 2001-2017

    Indicator | 24 January 2019

    In 2017 revenues from green taxes were 21.6 billion euros, 3.9 percent more than in 2016. Since 2001 revenues increased by 51 percent. In 2017 the total amount on revenues of the… more

  8. Eutrophying deposition, 1981-2012

    Indicator | 19 February 2015

    Eutrophying deposition totalled over 1,800 mol nitrogen per ha in 2012, averaged over the Netherlands. Deposition has therefore decreased by 34% since 1981.… more

  9. Effects of climate change on cold and heat-loving species, 1990-2013

    Indicator | 10 March 2015

    The number of cold-loving species has been reduced in recent years, but the number of heat-loving species has grown. Numbers of temperature-neutral species have remained more or… more

  10. Sea level: Dutch coast and worldwide, 1890-2014

    Indicator | 16 November 2016

    The sea level along the Dutch coast steadily rose by about 23 cm during the last 125 years, a change of 1.9 mm per year. This is roughly in line with the sea-level rise worldwide;… more

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