Salzburg deputy resigns after 3bn rogue trader loss Salzburg's deputy governor and the man in charge of the province's finances has announced he plans to resign next month after an alleged rogue trader gambled away billions on risky financial market ventures.
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Hydro plant plan is scrapped
The planned hydro electricity plant in Yspertal in the southern Waldviertel region of Austria will not be built after all.
Lake Lüner to get a facelift
One of Austria's most beautiful lakes is set to lose most of its water – at least temporarily so that repair and renovation work can take place on the wall of a dam.
More cash for rare Alpine cattle breeds
Austrian farmers will continue to be able to claim subsidies for the breeding of the Alpine Pinzgauer cattle and the project may even be expanded to further encourage adoption of the cattle in more farms.
Austrian visit by Jane Goodall
In honor of the world famous chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall a charity event took place in Tyrol - and the wildlife expert came to see it herself.
Cimate change means more sun and also more snow
Holidaymakers heading to the Alps will have more sun and less rain in spring and summer, but also more snow in winter than ever before according to a new report from weather experts in Austria.
Europe's Biggest Garden Show in Austria
Vice Chancellor Dr. Michael Spindelegger has opened the 59th international gardening festival in Tulln and praised the impressive floral arrangements at what is now Europe's biggest flower show.
Organic farmers most resilient in battle to survive
Small Austrian farmers carrying out low pressure small scale operations are under threat after new statistics revealed that more and more small farmers were throwing in the towel and giving up the business.
Andritz named by Jagger over rain forest dam plan
The first wife of Mick Jagger who is now a European goodwill ambassador has come to Vienna to highlight the fact that the Austrian firm Andritz is involved in a controversial project to build a huge dam in the Amazon rainforest.
Linz officials hail pigeon coup
Council officials say a policy of feeding feral pigeons corn laced with contraceptives has seen numbers drop from 20,000 to less than 9,000 in Linz, Austria, in just 10 years.
Austria ignores widespread bird deaths
Austrian officials say they have no plans to act and are not even monitoring the situation after thousands of dead birds were reported across the country apparently as a result of infection by trichomonosis.