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  • Is your wash day polluting the oceans? Creative commons image Icon Mirko Tobias Schafer under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is your wash day polluting the oceans?

    By Dr Natalie Welden

    Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a...

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    10 Jul 2017

  • Is your wash day polluting the oceans?

    Is your wash day polluting the oceans? Creative commons image Icon Mirko Tobias Schafer under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a huge threat to our oceans.
  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    29 Jun 2017

  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The third Brexit Special video by Student Hub Live.
  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    29 Jun 2017

  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The second Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    By Kelvin Mason

    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in...

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an...
  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    By James Cusick

    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?

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    14 Jun 2017

  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?
  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    By Ana-Maria Seman

    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision...

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and...
  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    14 Jun 2017

  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?

    Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?
  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    By Magda Stoczkiewicz

    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.
  • Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas? Creative commons image Icon "Four guys, seven salmon" by blackbodypie, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?

    By Griffin Carpenter

    The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks...

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    13 Jun 2017

  • Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?

    Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas? Creative commons image Icon "Four guys, seven salmon" by blackbodypie, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Advanced level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks. But how quotas are allocated has...
  • Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Humans better at rapid change than we think

    By Climate News Network

    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in...

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    13 Jun 2017

  • Humans better at rapid change than we think

    Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change

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  • 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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    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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    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the...
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    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can...

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around...
  • Climate change: transitions to sustainability

    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and...

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    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil...
  • 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...

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • 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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    14 Mar 2017

  • Water for life

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    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up...
  • Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

    Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    01 Feb 2017

  • Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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    Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with...
  • Unclear about nuclear?

    Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear industry will find assistance in this free course, Unclear about...

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    Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear...
  • Operations, technology and stakeholder value

    The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Aug 2016

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    The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of...
  • Earth's physical resources: petroleum

    The discovery of the world's first major underground oil field in Pennsylvania, USA in 1859 sparked the continuing era of the world's reliance on...

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    18 Aug 2016

  • Earth's physical resources: petroleum

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
    The discovery of the world's first major underground oil field in Pennsylvania,...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

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    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...