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Joe Smith - Earth In Vision Introduction

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 May 2016
Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at The Open University, introduces Earth in Vision and explains why it is so valuable. 

Spring forward

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Spring forward Copyrighted image Copyright: Michael Jobling
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Feb 2016
Records kept by amateur diarists confirm that spring is springing forward and autumn is falling back. Their work has spawned a new science -...

The Bottom Line Expert Opinion: Renewable Energy

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Introductory level Updated 28 Jan 2016
What are the economic consequences of climate change? Peter Bloom discusses the potential and limitations of 'green business'. 

UK must balance food farming impacts

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jan 2016
The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate change effects abroad.

Bill Hare - Stories of Change

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Introductory level Updated 11 Dec 2015
Dr Bill Hare, CEO and Managing Director/Senior Scientist of Climate Analytics, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'....

Bill McKibben - Stories of Change

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Introductory level Updated 11 Dec 2015
Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in...

Dr Jean-Francois Soussana - Stories of Change

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Updated 10 Dec 2015
Dr Jean-Francois Soussana, Scientific Director, INRA, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'. 

Tamsin Edwards - Stories of Change

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Introductory level Updated 04 Dec 2015
Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the Open University, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'.

Camille Parmesan - Stories of Change

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Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2015
Professor Camille Parmesan, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'.

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Climate change

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Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and...

Managing coastal environments

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing coastal environments, looks at the example of the Blackwater...

Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Mar 2016
What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems...

Water and human health

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Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
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...