Planet Earth - Summer 2005
NERC's award-winning free magazine, Planet Earth, is aimed at non-specialists with an interest in environmental science.
This issue is no longer in print.
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Leader Which way now?
Supervolcanoes What makes them erupt?
Remodelling Mount St Helens So we can predict volcanic collapses.
Did ancient polar forests drop their leaves? Knowing could help predict climate change.
Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Processes and European Climate NERC's £5m research programme ends.
Storm gangs In Europe, bad weather comes in bouts.
Pick up a penguin Tales of penguin research.
Global Atmospheric Nitrogen Enrichment Is it too much of a good thing?
No longer knowing The world's increasing inability to identify local wildlife.
(Cover story) The Galapagos: unique and at risk A catastrophe waiting to happen.
Holes in the evidence or evidence in the holes? Early evidence for life on Earth.
The Thames Gateway Helping the building industry save time and money.
Scientific stamp of approval How scientists helped design early postage stamps.
A tree of life Extolling the virtues of the Prosopis tree.
Britain's ladybirds face deadly invader It's the harlequin ladybird.
Quaking in Wellington Predicting earthquakes in New Zealand.
A rattling good ruse A parasitic plant that can help restore Britain's wildflower meadows.