During the night of 28 October 2018, winds from the Atlantic Ocean clash with sirocco, giving rise to a rare low pressure area. The storm named “Vaia” hits Northern Italy, raging in the Alps of Trentino and Triveneto, in the Prealps, and to a lower extent in Eastern Lombardia. The Sisef (Italian Society of Forestry and Forest Ecology) has defined it as “an unprecedented phenomenon in the last 50 years at least”. Its advent tears apart the Alpine ecosystem: 437 affected municipalities, over...

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