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OpenLearn Live: 17th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 17th November 2016 Creative commons image Rachel Simmonite under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2016
The woodland that inspired Tolkein. Learning and research from around the world, across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016 Creative commons image Dusty Yao-Stamets under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2016
The man who sees the power of fungus; the Foreign Secretary's country pile and your brain and pain. Free learning from across the day.

Planet watchers

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Updated 02 Sep 2013
As Open University researchers are discovering, environmental research is not just about the melting ice caps and endangered polar bears, but also...

Environmental Elevator Music

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Environmental Elevator Music
Updated 15 Aug 2013
By Marina Alenius
Thoughts pre- and post U116.

The geology of Northern Ireland

The geology of Northern Ireland Copyrighted image Copyright: Richard Semik | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 06 Jun 2013
Discover the exceptional geological diversity of Northern Ireland.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Updated 27 May 2013
By Susan Fawssett
This diary tells the story of how human activity is impacting Africa's tallest mountain in less obvious ways.

'Good' food destroying biodiversity?

'Good' food destroying biodiversity? Creative commons image nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 21 May 2013
On International Day for Biodiversity (22 May 2013), maybe it's time you considered the impact of the production of ‘good’ food on biodiversity

Oxford Blooms

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Oxford Blooms
Updated 09 Apr 2013
By Christopher Bonfiglioli
Oxford nature walks

My first Inspiration

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My first Inspiration
Updated 11 Oct 2012
By T Healey
The environment and me.

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Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

Eutrophication

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 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 Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

The environmental web

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The environmental web Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Examine contemporary issues such as biodiversity and climate change, drawing on different disciplines to understand environmental changes, their...