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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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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...

OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

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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. ...

Speed of Arctic changes defies scientists

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Oct 2016
The Arctic climate is changing so quickly that science can barely keep track of what is happening and predict the global consequences, the UN says.

App zeros in on loss of equatorial glaciers

App zeros in on loss of equatorial glaciers Copyrighted image Copyright: 25zero
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Oct 2016
Smartphone app developed to highlight that there will be no glaciers left on the world’s equatorial mountains in 25 years.

Jack Perks - Earth in Vision

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Jack Perks - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
Jack Perks, underwater cameraman and fish aficionado, describes what it is like starting out as a young natural history filmmaker, exploring...

Abbie Barnes - Earth in Vision

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Abbie Barnes - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
Abbie Barnes, founder of Song Thrush Productions, describes what it is like starting out as a young natural history filmmaker, exploring...

David Allen - Earth in Vision

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David Allen - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
David Allen, head producer at Passion Planet, discusses how to turn blue-chip filmmaking on its head, the importance of compelling stories,...

Dawn Parsonage-Kent - Earth in Vision

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Dawn Parsonage-Kent - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
Dawn Parsonage-Kent, Creative Director at Green.TV, expands on green television, how to rebrand the vulture, and the implications of changing...

Ade Thomas - Earth in Vision

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Ade Thomas - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
Ade Thomas, founder of Green.TV, shares his insights on whether environmental programming is doomed to be bad box-office, the opportunities of...

Dominic Weston - Earth in Vision

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Dominic Weston - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
Dominic Weston, a seasoned series producer of natural history programming, discusses the place of storytelling in natural history...

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Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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

Climate change

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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...

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...