World Watch Magazine

World Watch Magazine

Please note that it is no longer possible to subscribe to or renew World Watch magazine.  
BUT WAIT! You can still purchase single issues in PDF format, as well as bound volumes!
Many World Watch articles are also available for free on our Research pages.

Worldwatch Institute published its award-winning World Watch magazine from 1988 to 2010. Each issue contains timeless content that includes lively, provocative articles, thoughtful essays, news, and practical information about issues including energy, climate change, biodiversity, agriculture, population, social and political developments, and other forces shaping our world.

World Watch articles are used in classrooms and discussion groups around the world, offering context to critical world events that are seemingly disparate yet often closely related. World Watch highlights the connections between human consumption and the natural world, while telling stories of individuals and organizations that are supporting new approaches to resource use, sustainable development, and social justice.

To purchase an individual issue (PDF only): Please select a year from the Archives menu below to browse content or to find the issue you would like to purchase.

To purchase bound volumes: To purchase an entire year's issues (6 issues) in a bound volume, visit our bound volume archive.

To read articles online: Many World Watch articles are available for free on our Research pages,


World Watch Archives


Eye on Earth e2 - Eye on Earth, a news service of World Watch magazine, was published between 2006 and 2010.  Eye on Earth articles provide a unique perspective on current events, newly released studies, and important global trends.  Eye on Earth presents the news of today with an eye towards tomorrow, illustrating how current events will shape our own future and that of generations to come. 

View the complete e2 - Eye on Earth archives here


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