Protestors bid to stop fracking in Bodensee area

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Green Austria

The ÖVP state parliament club is attempting to increase the pressure against fracking in the area around Bodensee, Western Austria. The aim of this is to prevent fracking in the drainage area of the Bodensee drinking water reservoir at the state, national and EU-level. The Green Party has severe doubts regarding the issue, which was […]

Village bus runs on the energy of the sun

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A new solar bus is now in use in Hornstein, Burgenland (Eastern Austria), which is operated by an electric motor. The Technical University in Graz and several companies in Burgenland have been involved in the project. The solar bus, which has 68-horse power, can drive without making any sound. The power for the electric motor […]

Black olives are dyed in Austria , consummer protectors warn

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The consumer information department of the Upper-Austrian Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer, AK) has criticised a lack of clear information on olives which have been artificially coloured. According to the chamber, it is not rare for unripe olives to be coloured black to be sold on the market. They have called for a clear labelling of […]

Allotment plan cancelled after mass protest in Innsbruck

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Green Austria

The controversial “Urban Gardening Project” on the Pacherwiese in Pradl, a part of Innsbruck, Tyrol, will probably be terminated. Residents protested against the project. Massive protests of the residents culminated in a town meeting yesterday (Mon). The town government and the initiators thus withdrew the project. The planning commissioner of Innsbruck Gerhard Fritz (Green Party) […]

Agriculture suffers from cold weather

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Green Austria

Farmers and drivers are worried about winter returning to Austria. As fields are covered in snow, farmers cannot plough the fields. This will lead to problems with summer crops. A Siberian cold front is sweeping over many parts of Europe. Heavy snow is falling in Moscow, there are winter storms in the Ukraine and the […]

Lake Lüner to get a facelift

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Green Austria

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. The famous Lüner Lake (German Lünersee) is a large lake near the town of Bludenz in Vorarlberg famous for its crystal blue […]

Europe’s Biggest Garden Show in Austria

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Green 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. Under the motto “A floral trip through history” the best Austrian gardeners and tourists presented their creations depicting different eras in a floral way. The designers come […]

Andritz named by Jagger over rain forest dam plan

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Green Austria

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. Bianca met husband to be Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones […]

Problem Bears brother killed by car

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Green Austria

The brother of the real life Yogi bear who’s driven picnickers wild has been killed after he was hit by a car while crossing a mountain road in the Italian Alps. The European brown bear had been on a motorway in Klausen, near the Austrian border, when it was knocked down, say local wildlife officials. […]

Bees latest exhibit at the Secession

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A swarm of 15,000 bees from the Austrian Mostviertel region have been moved to a new home – the roof of Austrian iconic art gallery the Secession. The bees join the growing number of city bees under the control of the inner-city beekeepers. The hive was sponsored by the Erste Foundation which decided to back […]