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Yes, There’s a Ban, but What Comes Next?

Yes, There’s a Ban, but What Comes Next?

For as long as I can remember with the release of new cosmetics or new (prescription) drug on the market there have always been those that make it their job…

A Whole Lot Of Excitement For Not A Lot Of Progress

A Whole Lot Of Excitement For Not A Lot Of Progress

“Did you know that spinning around an hour in the wind will take you from Utrecht to Groningen?” Roger van Boxtel, the president of Dutch Railways (NS), asked in Dutch.…

Hormones and other chemicals in drinking water won’t actually kill you… yet

Hormones and other chemicals in drinking water won’t actually kill you… yet

Image courtesy of Association of Reproductive Health Professionals When I moved out to the Netherlands to study abroad in mid-January of 2017, I was told something that struck my mind…

Wind Turbines a No-Go Thanks to Defiant Neighborhoods

By Isabelle Lichtenstein   If you ask an American about the Netherlands, the first thing they’ll talk about is almost always the windmill. A staple of Dutch culture for centuries,…

Can Art Make Science More Accessible?

Can Art Make Science More Accessible?

While exploring the journey that is Chrystel Lebas’ exhibit, Regarding Nature, one might observe the beautifully shot photographs of a land at twilight. However, upon deeper examination, the viewer discovers…

Transit Prices Leading to Frustration–and Pollution

Transit Prices Leading to Frustration–and Pollution

  Machines such as these are used to check in and out of train stations with the OV-Chipkaart. Four times a week, Madelene Nieman drives from the Emerson College European…

Revolutionary “Power Plants” Harvest Only Green Energy

Revolutionary “Power Plants” Harvest Only Green Energy

In the Netherlands, bicycles outnumber people and windmills speckle the horizon line. That being said, one can’t help but wonder why the Dutch are still so reliant on coal and…