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Taken at the flood: An open letter to Nigel Farage

Taken at the flood: An open letter to Nigel Farage Creative commons image Credit: European Parliament under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Updated 13 Feb 2014
The sight of UKIP's Nigel Farage in deep water prompted Joe Smith to write a personal note with a generous offer of help.

Tackling flooding from ground up

Tackling flooding from ground up Creative commons image Credit: cheltenhamborough | Flickr
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jan 2014
With increasing likelihood and frequency of flooding expected in Britain, what can be done to prevent the devastation? 

Dialogue: Climate change denial

Dialogue: Climate change denial Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Updated 20 Feb 2013
Psychotherapist Paul Hogget and psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe discuss climate change denial 

Are you a good sort?

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Are you a good sort? Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jan 2013
When it comes to waste, are you a good sort?

Getting wasted…

Getting wasted… Creative commons image Credit: By Ingorrr via Flickr under Creative Commons Licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Apr 2012
Wendy Maples sifts through societal attitudes to waste, including the 'Freeganism' movement, an attempt to redress food wastefulness.

Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean?

Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean? Copyrighted image Credit: Pam Furniss
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2011
Over two and half billion people have no access to sanitation - and that means a lot of people being exposed to health risks. What can be done?

Biodiversity: What's in it for me?

Biodiversity: What's in it for me? Creative commons image Credit: jmtimages under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2010
World Environment Day celebrates environmental issues, including biodiversity. But what's in it for you?

Nature's alarm clock

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Nature's alarm clock Copyrighted image Credit: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Apr 2010
From Thomas Hardy's idyllic cottage at Higher Bockhampton, the Saving Species team listen to birdsong and discuss how nature and the dawn chorus...

Hedgehogs: Beating the odds

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Hedgehogs: Beating the odds Copyrighted image Credit: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Apr 2010
Hedgehog ecologist and campaigner, Hugh Warwick, talks to the Saving Species team in an extended interview, and offers an insight into the world of...

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Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its future? How do we design more sustainable practices and use...

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...