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Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics

Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics Creative commons image Credit: heather buckley under CC-BY licence Updated content
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2014
A former school site in East Sussex has become the focus for a fascinating cooperation between local politics and international activism.

Conducting climate science

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Conducting climate science Creative commons image Credit: Point Lobos Researcher / CC BY-NC 2.0
Introductory Level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Feb 2014
This learning journey looks at how climate science is conducted.

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.

Top predators and ecosystems

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Updated 10 Dec 2013
Ecosystems may not be as simple as you think. Find out what happens when a top predator is removed from one. 

The IPCC report in a social nutshell

The IPCC report in a social nutshell Copyrighted image Credit: Production team - grabbed from rough cut
Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2013
As the IPCC publishes its report on Climate Change, Mark Brandon collects the headline thoughts of author Piers Forster.

Climate Camp

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Sep 2013
A grasroots movement of diverse people taking action on climate change.

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.

Share your Creative Climate diary

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Share your Creative Climate diary Creative commons image Credit: AdamBindslev under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory Level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Aug 2013
Tell us what you're thinking about environmental issues by sharing a text, audio or video diary.

The water challenge

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The water challenge Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jul 2013
Bryan Harvey, Vice President of CH2M HILL, discusses one of the most pressing demands of the world: water.

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Managing coastal environments

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Managing coastal environments Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 3 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This unit looks at the example of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, England, describing how...

Climate change

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Intermediate Level Duration 18 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global...

Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 01 Jul 2011
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a...

Water and human health

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Introductory Level Duration 9 hours Updated 12 May 2011
Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans...