Planet Earth - Winter 2010
Planet Earth is a free magazine aimed at non-specialists with an interest in environmental science.
Government austerity measures mean that, along with many other public sector organisations, we have to make some savings. So we will not be producing a print version of Planet Earth magazine for the time being. We hope to resume printing in the future.
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Planet Earth - Winter 2010 (7·5MB) Whole magazine. Individual articles are available below.
Leader Bringing it all together - integrated environmental science.
News (6·5MB) Biodiversity loss, stealth bats, clever crows, sunburnt whales and other stories in brief.
Signalling success Scientists are trying to apply animals' echolocation techniques to help in many fields of human endeavour.
Rediscovering the Discovery Recovering the raw data collected by research ships in the Southern Ocean between 1925 and 1951.
There are killer whales, then there are killer whales Great variety lies behind the majestic black-and-white livery of the killer whale.
Going underground BGS's expertise has been helping develop the UK's underground gas storage capability.
The rise and rise of the sea New research suggests that large long-term sea-level rise is coming our way unless we take drastic action soon.
Winds of change? Investigating whether recent severe weather is caused by climate change.
(Cover story) How biodiverse is a polar archipelago? How many species are there around the South Orkney Islands? The answer surprised almost everyone.
The growing pains of blue tits There's as much conflict lurking beneath the surface in blue tit families as in the most fractious human household.
Splitting continents Answering why some pairs of continents trigger lots of volcanoes when they break apart, while others don't.
Brave new reptilian world How 'island theory' may shed light on the evolution of life on land 305 million years ago.
Measuring carbon from space Exploring the science and politics of measuring atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide from space.
The future's bright... if you have the resources Geosciences are essential to ensure the world's population can support itself while minimising environmental damage.