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Amsterdam moves to ban cruise ships from city center to combat pollution: 'Sea of locusts'

Elected officials in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are citing climate change and rowdy tourists as a reason to ban cruise ships from unloading passengers in its city center.
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Amsterdam's 'smart' blue-green roofs reduce urban flooding

The city scaled up the planting of self-watering residential rooftop gardens that mitigate flooding and lower temperatures.
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Dutch court nixes plan to reduce flights at Schiphol Airport

A judge ruled Wednesday that the Dutch government cannot order Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs, to reduce the number of flights from 500,000 per year to 460,000, dealing a blow to efforts to cut emissions and noise pollution.

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Drowning in traffic, Amsterdam proposes new car restrictions

The Dutch capital is proposing new restrictions on through-traffic as it redoubles efforts to keep cars from flooding the central city.
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Amsterdam’s development boom runs up against rising seas

Climate change poses new challenges to a city that’s already below sea level.
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Can e-bikes go mainstream?

VanMoof, the Dutch e-bike company taking inspiration from Apple and Tesla, is one of the world’s hottest brands in a bike market remade by the pandemic. Will it help reshape urban transportation?