pe15win220x310Planet Earth is a free magazine aimed at the public with an interest in the environmental sciences.  It’s available on-line here, and requests for a print version (available for UK subscribers) can be made here.

It is a rich source of up to date information and ideas, and the pictures are wonderful.  Every school should have this in their libraries, and students should be encouraged to read it.

The latest edition (illustrated here) has features on:

  • nitrogen and climate change
  • ocean circulation
  • soil
  • the future of flooding
  • biodiversity by the roadside

… and several other subjects.

It is written in a lucid fashion by researchers, and back numbers are available to 2010.  This is a great source of up-to-date scientific and technological stories, and very relevant to environmental education.