In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
Farmers warn that the verdict could set a dangerous precedent that could threaten Austria's vital tourism industry. Many of the country's hiking trails cross paths with cow pastures.
Apex predators can be difficult neighbors. But a new approach being taken in Germany could offset the economic damage they can cause while increasing acceptance of their renewed presence in the country.
Rumors of a draft law granting Austrian citizenship to German-speaking South Tyroleans — but not to Italian-speaking ones — sent sparks flying between Rome and Vienna. Many in South Tyrol see Austria as the "motherland."
Austria is planning new policies to protect farmers after a woman hiker was killed by cows frightened by her dog. Farmers have been critical of a court decision ordering a farmer to compensate the woman's family.
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