Article by Guido Cocconi Today, across the Netherlands the water boards elections will take place alongside province boards. Water boards are in charge of keeping the lowlands safe from flooding and maintaining water quality and quantity across the seasons. Water boards cooperate but are not in charge of the companies that provide tap drinking water to the public. Noorderzijlvest, the board in charge for management … Continue reading Groningen’s water board faces big investments to purify medicines, microplastics and manure before they flow to the sea.
Bombed-out Ukranian ambulance on display in Vismarkt to raise awareness over much needed medical aid. Continue reading A bombed-out ambulance in Vismarkt to raise awareness over medical aid in Ukraine.
Almost one million Dutch people are regularly on the mat doing yoga to restore mental and emotional balance. Continue reading Almost one million Dutch discovered Yoga’s mental and physical benefits.
By Shwet Parag and Guido Cocconi You might have crossed into female graffiti faces here and there on the walls around Groningen. The artist signs his paintings as Onkruyd. We found out who he is. Continue reading Onkruyd, the artist behind the graffiti of female faces.
Article by Guido Cocconi After four months of continuous eruption, La Palma’s volcano in the Spanish Canary islands fell silent on December 13, leaving a trail of lava to the shores that destroyed buildings, farms, roads and engulfed the entire town of Todoque. According to Reuters, about 3000 buildings were destroyed and 7000 residents were forced to leave their homes. Lava and ash-fall severely damaged … Continue reading Eruption fallout at La Palma, recovery will take at least a year.
By Francesco Morelli and Guido Cocconi February 24, 2022. Two major cities in the Netherlands have temporarily banned 10-minute grocery delivery services, like Flink and Gorillas – Groningen still considers these new regulations. 9to5 talked to different political parties to get their stance. Although Amsterdam and Rotterdam have decided not to open new “dark store” hubs in the future, Groningen is still in debate on … Continue reading Groningen Municipality Considers Regulating 10-minute “Dark Stores”
Last summer in Groningen, homeless couple Mila and Henry found the most unusual shelter inside an outdoor art installation. Guido Cocconi wrote about his encounter with the couple and the artist for 9to5. Continue reading Homeless Couple Sleep inside Artwork in Akerkhof Garden