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Austriaâ's environmental policies are shifting to focus on two key issues for the European continent: climate protection and climate adaptation.1 The government is developing policies that will hopefully strengthen natural barriers to climate change and enhance technological capacities.2 Climate change will negatively affect the water resources in Austria, as well as ecosystems, agricultural systems, and transportation infrastructures. The government is considering a forced flood protection plan in order to minimize financial and property losses, should a natural disaster occur.3 The Austrian Alps have been losing glacier volume steadily for the past decade and, in 2003, the total glacier volume decreased by 5–10%.4

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2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.climateadaptation.eu/austria/climate-change/
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Jamaica Observer 
GRAZ, Austria — Special Olympics Jamaica's floor hockey team came from a goal down to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 in Thursday's bronze medal match on the main court at Stadthalle Graz to win the country's third medal here at the World Winter Games. Captain ... See more..
Hindustan Times 
Watch: Salman Khan performs stunts in Austria for Tiger Zinda Hai. Just days after Salman Khan unveiled the first look of his next flick, opposite Katrina Kaif, Tiger Zinda Hai, director Ali Abbas Zafar has shared a video of the Dabangg star performing ... See more..
Reuters 
Austrian poultry will be allowed outdoors as of Saturday as the threat from bird flu is fading, the country's health ministry said, lifting a restriction put in place more ... See more..
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Newstalk 106-108 fm 
Team Ireland have won a total of eight medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria after our skiers enjoyed a successful final day. Our skiers have secured four more medals – two Gold, one Silver & one bronze medal as Lorraine Whelan ... See more..
EurActiv 
Austria's parliament is set to decide on whether or not to formally ban foreign politicians from campaigning on its territory. EURACTIV Germany reports. Vienna's lawmakers have agreed, surprisingly quickly, on legal measures that are intended to ... See more..
RT 
As part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50000 asylum seekers, Vienna said it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who ... See more..
Chicago Daily Herald 
Local Special Olympians earn gold, bronze medals in Winter Games. Two suburban athletes will return from the Special Olympics World Winter Games having earned gold and bronze medals in Austria. Full story ... See more..
Deccan Chronicle 
And now, Austria seems to have further cemented their old association. “Salman is constantly attentive and is looking out for Katrina. They spend a lot of time chatting, when they aren't shooting. They're definitely close friends again,” the source ... See more..
KEVN Black Hills Fox 
You first saw James Boswell and Justin Elliott in the South Dakota Special Olympics Winter Games at Terry Peak. Then, you saw James get a big sendoff in his hometown of Hulett, Wyoming before heading off to the Special Olympics World Games in Austria. See more..
CleanTechnica 
Kreisel Electric's battery manufacturing plant in Austria is reportedly still on schedule, with the facility almost finished according to some of those involved. If the name isn't ringing a bell, it's worth recalling the unofficial long-range BMW i3 ... See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
Area

Total 83,871 sq km
Land 82,445 sq km
Water 1,426 sq km

Climate

temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers ;
Natural Resources

oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

landslides; avalanches; earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

some forest degradation caused by air and soil pollution; soil pollution results from the use of agricultural chemicals; air pollution results from emissions by coal- and oil-fired power stations and industrial plants and from trucks transiting Austria between northern and southern Europe ;

Demographics

Nationality
Austrian
Population
8,221,646 (July 2013 est.)
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Austria, with its well-developed market economy, skilled labor force, and high standard of living, is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany's. Its economy features a large service sector, a sound industrial sector, and a small, but highly developed agricultural sector. Following several years of solid foreign demand for Austrian exports and record employment growth, the international financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent global economic downturn led to a sharp but brief recession. Austrian GDP contracted 3.8% in 2009 but saw positive growth of about 2% in 2010 and 2.7% in 2011. Growth fell to 0.6% in 2012. Unemployment ...See More did not rise as steeply in Austria as elsewhere in Europe, partly because the government subsidized reduced working hour schemes to allow companies to retain employees. The 2012 unemployment rate of 4.3% was the lowest within the EU. Stabilization measures, stimulus spending, and an income tax reform pushed the budget deficit to 4.5% in 2010 and 2.6% in 2011, from only about 0.9% in 2008. The international financial crisis of 2008 caused difficulties for Austria's largest banks whose extensive operations in central, eastern, and southeastern Europe faced large losses. The government provided bank support - including in some instances, nationalization - to support aggregate demand and stabilize the banking system. Austria's fiscal position compares favorably with other euro-zone countries, but it faces external risks, such as Austrian banks' continued exposure to Central and Eastern Europe as well as political and economic uncertainties caused by the European sovereign debt crisis. In 2011 the government attempted to pass a constitutional amendment limiting public debt to 60% of GDP by 2020, but it was unable to obtain sufficient support in parliament and instead passed the measure as a simple law. In March 2012, the Austrian parliament approved an austerity package consisting of a mix of expenditure cuts and new revenues that will bring public finances into balance by 2016. In 2012, the budget deficit rose to 3.1% of GDP. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$364.9 billion (2012 est.); $362.1 billion (2011 est.); $352.6 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 25.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 25.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grains, potatoes, wine, fruit; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber
Industries

construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism