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Working with our environment: an introduction

Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This free course, Working with our environment: an introduction, examines the use of ozone-depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day, find out how we have changed the planet.

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11 hrs
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Sperm counts

Getting to grips with the numbers behind the man's part of the reproductive system. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS FRANK DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE

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Environmental management and organisations

It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always clear what we mean by environmental management and the role that organisations do and could play. This free course, explores the different interpretations and viewpoints involved by using system thinking to provide a framework with which to better understand environmental management and organisations.

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15 hrs
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Global water resources

Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world where there is climate change. This free course, Global water resources, examines the options.

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2 hrs
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The world of water

Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and articles on the subject.

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What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.

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Life In The Undergrowth: Insights from The OU

 Academics from across The Open University take a close-up of a tiny world...

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