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Planet watchers

Planet watchers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
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 Credit: 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 Credit: nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
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...

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.

OU on the BBC: Saving Species

OU on the BBC: Saving Species Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2012
Celebrate biodiversity and wildlife conservation with Radio 4's weekly Saving Species

OU on the BBC: Saving Species - About the 2010 series

OU on the BBC: Saving Species - About the 2010 series Copyrighted image Credit: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2012
To mark the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, the BBC and The Open University come together for a special series of radio programmes.

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Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
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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Eutrophication Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earth's biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity...

Environment: habitat and conservation

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Environment: habitat and conservation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
The relationship between sea and land has always been one of dynamic change. Yet, as rising sea levels threaten habitats for wildlife and humans...

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 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 27 Oct 2014
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Oct 2014
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

Environmental responsibility: ethics, policy and action

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Environmental responsibility: ethics, policy and action Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Oct 2014 Register by 31 Mar 2015
This module is about understanding and taking responsibility, individually and collectively, for policy and action relating to environmental...

The environmental web

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The environmental web Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Oct 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Examine contemporary issues such as biodiversity and climate change, drawing on different disciplines to understand environmental changes, their...