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  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.
  • Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey? Creative commons image Icon The National Guard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey?

    By Andrew King

    It's been an event described as "historic" and "once in a thousand years" - but Andrew King explains why a changing...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2017

  • Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey?

    Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey? Creative commons image Icon The National Guard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    It's been an event described as "historic" and "once in a thousand years" - but Andrew King explains why a changing climate might mean Harvey may be a...
  • Is your wash day polluting the oceans? Creative commons image Icon Mirko Tobias Schafer under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is your wash day polluting the oceans?

    By Dr Natalie Welden

    Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • Is your wash day polluting the oceans?

    Is your wash day polluting the oceans? Creative commons image Icon Mirko Tobias Schafer under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Every time you wash your clothes, microfibres escape into the environment. And that, explains Dr Natalie Welden, is a huge threat to our oceans.
  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    By James Cusick

    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?
  • ‘Citizen sensing’ and new forms of environmental monitoring Creative commons image Icon Riffle under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • ‘Citizen sensing’ and new forms of environmental monitoring

    ‘Citizen sensing’ and new forms of environmental monitoring Creative commons image Icon Riffle under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    What technological challenges are faced by communities seeking to understand environmental change at different geographical scales?
  • I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest

    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest

    I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James
    Introductory level Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his plans of...
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

    By The OpenLearn team

    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a local resident - a venomous snake.
  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    By Vicky Johnson

    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress can be measured by more closely...
  • 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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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • Using data visualisation to track climate change

    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...
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...

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    Introduction to corporate finance

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This module provides a grounding in the core areas of corporate finance and...

    Environmental monitoring and protection

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    To conserve our environment, we need to ensure that any deterioration which can be...

    Evaluating contemporary science

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Effective communication is essential in science, but do you ever wonder whether...

    Environmental management 1

    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Environmental management can be understood as managing our relationship with the...

    Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    Our world is changing fast ? we are experiencing pressure from climate change,...

    Mental health and community

    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    What causes mental distress and what can be done about it? How is health and...

    Chemistry: further concepts and applications

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Chemistry is fundamental in our lives and this module explores chemistry in the...

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Igor Kovalchuk | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Environmental issues pose challenges. What are the biophysical and social causes...

    Advanced routing - CCNP 1

    Advanced routing - CCNP 1 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study the Cisco Certified...

    Science, technology and maths Access module

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...
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