Two neurologists report on the rising cases of paralysis due to nitrous oxide abuse they have encountered in recent times.
Drug use among young people continues to fall, but harmful use among a minority continues.
In 2001, the average age of death from a volatile substance was 28. By 2020, it had risen to 46.
Targets for reductions in methane and other greenhouse gases should be guided by science, and set in line with the Paris deal.
A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
The home secretary, Priti Patel, has ordered a review of nitrous oxide. But is this the right drug to get ‘tough’ on?
If the G7 is serious about stopping global warming, it could start by acknowledging who and what is causing it.
Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets.
Agriculture is the dominant cause for the increasing N₂O concentrations. Emissions must be reduced if we hope to stabilise Earth’s climate.
If we had not altered the composition of the atmosphere at all through emitting greenhouse gases, particulate matter and ozone-destroying chemicals, the average temperature would have remained stable.
Globally, emissions from air travel account for only about 3% of the warming human activities are causing, but aviation affects our climate in a number of ways.
Measurements and modelling have found nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas 265 times more potent than carbon dioxide, are significantly higher than previously reported.
Find out what the Ultra Low Emission Zone is, how it works and what Londoners make of the new measures.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think ‘everyone’ is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.
Global greenhouse gas levels have hit their highest point in at least 3 million years, according to new figures from the World Meteorological Organisation.
“Nangs” are cheap, legal and easy to get - but like most drugs, they are also highly dangerous.
Anabolic steroids and nitrous oxide are on the up and up.
While the gases most responsible for global warming - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide - continue to climb, other industrial greenhouse gases are being brought gradually under control.
The ACCC has launched proceedings against VW for allegedly misleading consumers. But consumers won’t be directly compensated from the case.
From medical use to getting high on balloons, nitrous oxide is in popular demand.