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Planet Earth magazine

Planet Earth magazine front coverPlanet Earth is a free magazine aimed at non-specialists - policymakers, businesspeople and members of the public with an interest in environmental science.

The latest edition of the magazine is available to view below, along with an archive of older editions.

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Latest edition

PDF documents of each article (or the entire magazine) are available to download below.

Planet Earth - Winter 2015 (PDF, 4.3MB)
The full magazine.

News (PDF, 940KB)
RRS Discovery in London, the UK's new polar ship, honeybees and our ancestors, and other stories in brief.

Diving for science (PDF, 1.3MB)
Training the research divers of the future.

Living highways (PDF, 305KB)
Making roadside verges more wildlife friendly.

A century of UK coastal flooding (PDF, 241KB)
How historical data helps us understand the future of flooding.

Wonderstuff (PDF, 169KB)
Exploring the tangled web of nitrogen and climate change.

Inevitable surprises in the Atlantic Ocean (PDF, 211KB)
What we've learned from a decade of watching ocean circulation.

Spotlight on soils (PDF, 176KB)
Not just a load of dirt.

Older editions

View the Planet Earth archive to download and read older editions of the magazine.