Education suffering from bad room air in classes


By Rachael Williams A recent investigation of 1,000 Austrian classrooms has revealed that the air is too dry, too warm and laden with CO2. The investigation was carried out by Environmental Hygiene Expert Hans-Peter Hutter and his team at the Medical University of Vienna. Hutter commented on the negative effect of such a classroom environment, […]

Austrian Traffic Club claims fine-dust pollution is higher than ever

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The Austrian Traffic Club (VCÖ) warned today (Fri) that fine-dust pollution in Austria is higher than ever.It said pollution levels were highest in Vienna but also too high in Wiener Neudorf, Graz, Salzburg, Linz and Hall in Tirol.The club noted that 25 measurements exceeding acceptable levels were permissible annually but added there had already been […]

Police on high alert as poker tournament starts


Police in Vienna have set up security levels similar to those for a state visit, as an international poker tournament begins in the city.Poker stars from all over the world are competing in the six-day European Poker Tour (EPT) at the Kursalon Hübner palace in the capital which starts today (Tues).Vienna police’s special WEGA unit […]