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  • How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change? Creative commons image Icon Owen Barder under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change?

    By Baraka Rateng’

    As the climate changes, Ethiopia's coffee industry is under threat. But faced with a mountain to climb, climbing a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change?

    How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change? Creative commons image Icon Owen Barder under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the climate changes, Ethiopia's coffee industry is under threat. But faced with a mountain to climb, climbing a mountain might provide a solution. Baraka...
  • Using data visualisation to track climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn

    Using data visualisation to track climate change

    By Baraka Rateng’

    A German team have created a tool to show the scale of effort required to beat climate change - and to help...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • Using data visualisation to track climate change

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    Using data visualisation to track climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    A German team have created a tool to show the scale of effort required to beat climate change - and to help stakeholders understand challenges and...
  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    By Leslie Noble

    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline panics.
  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    By James Kerry, Britta Schaffelke, Terry Hughes

    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2017

  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain what's going on.
  • More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: music4life

    More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change

    By Crispin Maslog

    Trees can lock carbon dioxide safely out the atmosphere. But don't forget forests can cool and dampen the planet, too.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change

    More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: music4life
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2017
    Trees can lock carbon dioxide safely out the atmosphere. But don't forget forests can cool and dampen the planet, too.
  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change? Creative commons image Icon InSapphoWeTrust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    By Mary Bates

    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change? Creative commons image Icon InSapphoWeTrust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small mammal - and its smaller parasites - to...
  • What will Donald Trump do for the environment? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    09 Jan 2017

  • What will Donald Trump do for the environment?

    What will Donald Trump do for the environment? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 09 Jan 2017
    A collection of experts try to predict how Donald Trump's presidency might impact on the planet.
  • Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

    By Dr Joe Smith

    Is climate change the kale smoothie of TV schedules: unappealing but somehow fashionable and even essential to the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2016

  • Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

    Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Dec 2016
    Is climate change the kale smoothie of TV schedules: unappealing but somehow fashionable and even essential to the diet? 
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered...

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    30 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 30 Nov 2016
    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born. Learning...
  • OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Robin Vanags under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth:...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Robin Vanags under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
    Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth: word of the year. Learning and...

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  • Water and human health

    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...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2017

  • Water and human health

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    Water and human health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Mar 2017
    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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    Climate change: island life in a volatile world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Aug 2016
    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change:...
  • Climate change

    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...

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    18 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2016

  • Climate change

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    Climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free...
  • Managing coastal environments

    Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing coastal environments, looks at the example of the Blackwater...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • Managing coastal environments

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    Managing coastal environments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing...
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