Austrian states, or Länder, need to ramp up their efforts to slash their emissions production if they are to meet their obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, says Joseph Pröll, the country's environment
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Gasometers are giant storage tanks that were used to store and balance pressure for town gas (gasified coal) or natural gas. Some were simple and industrial looking; others were elaborate structures. In Vienna they were
TreeHugger loves recycling and reuse, and evidently so do tourists; the Daily Mail covers Extreme Hotels, a book about interesting and different places to stay that would make Charles Jencks and fans of adhocism proud.
It wasn’t the first time we’d seen solar street lights (other examples can be seen here, here and here), but it was probably the most beautiful. When we first saw the solar tree concept by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove we really were pretty taken aback.
Some 400 people from 20 countries have hit the slopes of the winter sports mecca of Innsbruck, Austria for three days of discussions about the future of the Alps and the impact of climate change on the winter-sports industry and
TreeHugger never tires of finding examples of companies and designers that have discovered that there is a better way to do things. Safer, healthier materials, designs that will last for generations and manufacturing that considers the planet and its
Somehow we missed these until now. 100% certified organic bars. Take for example the raw cinnamon-raisin model. It's ingredients list is: "Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Dates, Organic Premium Agave Nectar, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic
TreeHugger loves bikes. There is no greener form of transport. But we often cop flak for showcasing up-and-coming designs that you can't race down to your local bike store and buy. Frankly, we don't care. Prototypes and concepts demonstrate that
While trying to find a method for aerating water without energy input, Austrian engineer Franz Zotlöterer stumbled across the idea of a mini-power plant which is simple to construct and has a turbine efficiency of 80% but which is safe for fish due to
We have admired the projects built with Holz's wood panels before. These are solid wood made from laminated Austrian red spruce or larch. They are formaldehyde free, strong, provide good insulation and look great inside and out. The wood comes from
In the wake of talks about Global Warming over here in Israel, Israelis who were hoping to spend their Hanukkah holiday skiing in Austria, were sadly disappointed to find out that the runs once suitable for mid-December skiing, at lower altitudes, are