Why are serious pollution incidents on the rise?

On the face of it, the fact that serious pollution rose by more than a quarter in 2018 compared with a year earlier seems alarming, but the reality is more nuanced.

by Catherine Early
There were more serious pollution incidents in 2018 than the previous year. Photograph: The Image Bank / Getty Images Plus
There were more serious pollution incidents in 2018 than the previous year. Photograph: The Image Bank / Getty Images Plus

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