Meltdown, The Alps Under Pressure, National Geographic Magazine: Scenic Villages Plagued With Air Pollution

Tiny village with church creates picturesque scene in valley and mountain landscape.

A small picturesque village sits in a cleared valley between steep slopes of mountains in northern Italy vulnerable to avalanches. Motor traffic and increased settlements traps air over these isolated communities causing inversions and air pollution. Forests health is also affected by the environmental problems.

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