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Energy resources: An introduction to energy resources

Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This free course, Energy resources: An introduction to energy resources, provides background information to each, so that you can assess them for yourself.

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Climate change

Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.

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Introducing environmental decision making

Many of the decisions we make have implications for our environment, particularly those concerning natural resources and waste. Taking account of environmental factors in decision making can be both complex and challenging. This free course, Introducing environmental decision making, considers decisions in their broader contexts and advocates a systems approach to environmental decision making.

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What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small mammal - and its smaller parasites - to get a sense of what might be in store for us all.

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Why is snow so hard to predict?

Much of Britain has been told to prepare for its first significant snow of the winter today. But equally, it might not happen - New York famously faced a snowmaggedon in 2015 which didn't appear, for example. Just why do forecasters struggle to predict snow?

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Introducing environmental decision making

Many of the decisions we make have implications for our environment, particularly those concerning natural resources and waste. Taking account of environmental factors in decision making can be both complex and challenging. This free course, Introducing environmental decision making, considers decisions in their broader contexts and advocates a systems approach to environmental decision making.

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What will Donald Trump do for the environment?

A collection of experts try to predict how Donald Trump's presidency might impact on the planet.

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