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Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network Creative commons image By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash catastrophic sea level rise...

Scientists zero in on only solution to climate crisis - Climate News Network

Scientists zero in on only solution to climate crisis - Climate News Network Creative commons image CSIRO [CC BY 3.0], undefined under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Apr 2015
Alex Kirby from Climate News Network informs us that a panel of international climate scientists says the world has only until 2050 to become...

Wastemen: Big Problems, Big Solutions

Wastemen: Big Problems, Big Solutions Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 07 Apr 2015
In the last of our visits to the men who cope with Newcastle's waste, we look to the future...

Climate change: Think risk not fact

Climate change: Think risk not fact Creative commons image Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Dr. Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer in Environment at The Open University discusses how we should focus on risk when looking at climate change. 

Science Tasters

Science Tasters Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is studying Science for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Waste not, want not?

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Waste not, want not? Copyrighted image Copyright: Paper bales image (c) Philnik | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
Despite it being part of our everyday lives, waste management is a mystery to many. Try our quiz to test your knowledge.  

Earth Day

Earth Day Copyrighted image Copyright: earthday.org/
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2014
Worldwide events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count Copyrighted image Copyright: Big Butterfly Count
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2013
A nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment.

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Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being...

Ecosystems

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Ecosystems Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore the interactions between organisms and their environment that together form an ecosystem – from simple microbial communities to entire...

Introducing the social sciences

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Introducing the social sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module is an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and...

Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key global concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich...