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  • Wild Weather with Richard Hammond Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

    Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the...

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    14 Feb 2018

  • Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

    Wild Weather with Richard Hammond Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather.
  • Perceptions of corruption Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Perceptions of corruption

    By Dr Susan Fawssett

    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • Perceptions of corruption

    Perceptions of corruption Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it 
  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
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    31 Jan 2018

  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict

    The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    The media has moved on since the burning oil wells were extinguished, but for Iraqis, the pollution impacts add to the day-to-day misery.
  • How is the IPCC helping scientists talk about climate change? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: Navy Visual News Service

    How is the IPCC helping scientists talk about climate change?

    Climate change is about massive narrative and minute details. How can scientists help the wider public understand the...

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    30 Jan 2018

  • How is the IPCC helping scientists talk about climate change?

    How is the IPCC helping scientists talk about climate change? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: Navy Visual News Service
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jan 2018
    Climate change is about massive narrative and minute details. How can scientists help the wider public understand the changing planet?
  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe...

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    17 Jan 2018

  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the depths of London,...
  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    By Verenardo Meeme

    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags?...

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    11 Jan 2018

  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an...
  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?

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    11 Jan 2018

  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?
  • How you can help the plants near you Creative commons image Icon ukgardenphotos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How you can help the plants near you

    By Vicky Johnson

    Plants are key ecosystem service providers, however relatively little is known about many species of vegetation....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jan 2018

  • How you can help the plants near you

    How you can help the plants near you Creative commons image Icon ukgardenphotos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Plants are key ecosystem service providers, however relatively little is known about many species of vegetation. But, with the help of enthusiasts...
  • Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries / NOAA

    Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon?

    By Donald Boesch

    New freedoms for oil and gas exploration in US waters - and a reduction in regulation - could spell disaster for...

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    08 Jan 2018

  • Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon?

    Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries / NOAA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2018
    New freedoms for oil and gas exploration in US waters - and a reduction in regulation - could spell disaster for America's coasts, believes Donald Boesch.
  • Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed? Creative commons image Icon Ewan Munro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed?

    By Daniela Schmidt, Dr Pallavi Anand

    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed?

    Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed? Creative commons image Icon Ewan Munro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?

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  • Why sustainable energy matters

    Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This free...

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    09 Feb 2018

  • Why sustainable energy matters

    Why sustainable energy matters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest...
  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Feb 2018

  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Exploring philosophy: faking nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City/Bridgeman Images
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 06 Feb 2018
    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro...
  • Watching the weather

    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Watching the weather

    Watching the weather Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Feb 2018
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
  • Water for life

    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Jan 2018

  • Water for life

    Water for life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Jan 2018
    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up...
  • The frozen planet

    This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the...

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    7 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Dec 2017

  • The frozen planet

    The frozen planet
    Introductory level Duration 7 hours Updated 06 Dec 2017
    This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the...
  • Extending 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...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2017

  • Extending water resources

    Extending water resources Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 29 Nov 2017
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Water use and the water cycle

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • Water use and the water cycle

    Water use and the water cycle Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • 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...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2017

  • Environmental management and organisations

    Environmental management and organisations
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Aug 2017
    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by...
  • Energy in buildings

    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2017

  • Energy in buildings

    Energy in buildings
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Jul 2017
    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Jun 2017

  • Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

    Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 05 Jun 2017
    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Creative commons image Icon Natural Resources Conservation Science under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...