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.
Bears have woken from hibernation
Seven bears of the bear park of Arbesbach in Waldviertel (Lower Austria) have woken from their hibernation. Animal keepers are now preparing the bears for spring by feeding them the right food.
Pollen season has started
Mild temperatures in the last few days have created the perfect situation for the first pollen from hazelnut and alder tree. Pollen from birch trees will be released in two weeks time.
Austrian land being built on at an alarming rate
An average of 20 hectares of agricultural and green land is built on each day in Austria – that's the equivalent surface of an average cultivated farm per day. Experts are asking for a change in the planning law and are calling for more cooperation between municipalities in construction projects.
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.