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Fracking: How much gas and what about the water

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Intermediate Level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Sep 2013
Just how much gas is available by the process of fracking, and what volume of water is required?

Fracking: No need for all the fuss

Fracking: No need for all the fuss Creative commons image Credit: By Joshua Doubek (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Sep 2013
Geologist David Rothery considers the benefits of fracking against the environmental concerns.

The geology of Northern Ireland

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Introductory Level Updated 06 Jun 2013
Discover the exceptional geological diversity of Northern Ireland.

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

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Introductory Level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential...

Mountain building in Scotland

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Advanced Level Duration 30 hours Updated 10 Oct 2012
Some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the...

Plate Tectonics

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Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Apr 2012
Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest, given that it a topic very often featured in popular science...

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Understanding the continents

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Understanding the continents Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 10 Oct 2013
This wide-ranging course develops your knowledge of the continents, plate-tectonic processes and related issues in depth: its theme is crustal...

Science project course: geosciences

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Science project course: geosciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Investigate and produce an in-depth project about geohazards within a range of defined topics: atmospheric and hydrologic hazards; earthquakes;...

Oceanography

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Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface. This course investigates their physics, chemistry and biology, and the structure of the basins...