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  • UK must balance food farming impacts Creative commons image Icon By Drow69 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, $3 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    UK must balance food farming impacts

    By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

    The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jan 2016

  • UK must balance food farming impacts

    UK must balance food farming impacts Creative commons image Icon By Drow69 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, $3 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    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.
  • El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink Creative commons image Icon By DFID - UK Department for International Development (Digging for drinking water in a dry riverbed) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    Governments must act immediately to end conflicts and counter the impact of climate disruption so as to avoid a...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jan 2016

  • El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink

    El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink Creative commons image Icon By DFID - UK Department for International Development (Digging for drinking water in a dry riverbed) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jan 2016
    Governments must act immediately to end conflicts and counter the impact of climate disruption so as to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe affecting millions.
  • Researching Antarctic ice sheets Creative commons image Icon By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Researching Antarctic ice sheets

    By Tamsin Edwards

    Dr Tamsin Edwards discusses her research on climate change and the instability of Antarctic ice sheets.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2015

  • Researching Antarctic ice sheets

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    Researching Antarctic ice sheets Creative commons image Icon By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Nov 2015
    Dr Tamsin Edwards discusses her research on climate change and the instability of Antarctic ice sheets.
  • Power to the People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kelly Machin/ Blast Films

    Power to the People

    This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity flowing to our homes.

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    04 Nov 2015

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kelly Machin/ Blast Films
    Updated 04 Nov 2015
    This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity flowing to our homes.
  • What can you do with leftover coffee grounds? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Skitterphoto

    What can you do with leftover coffee grounds?

    By Dr Rhodri Jenkins

    If your office is anything like the OpenLearn one, you'll be generating a load of waste coffee grounds everyday....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2015

  • What can you do with leftover coffee grounds?

    What can you do with leftover coffee grounds? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Skitterphoto
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
    If your office is anything like the OpenLearn one, you'll be generating a load of waste coffee grounds everyday. Maybe we shouldn't be throwing it all away...
  • Here's how we can save the car – and the planet at the same time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © | Dreamstime.com

    Here's how we can save the car – and the planet at the same time

    Alexandre Rodrigues discusses how we can balance saving our most popular form of transportation and the planet we...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2015

  • Here's how we can save the car – and the planet at the same time

    Here's how we can save the car – and the planet at the same time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Oct 2015
    Alexandre Rodrigues discusses how we can balance saving our most popular form of transportation and the planet we live on at the same time. 
  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables Creative commons image Icon Ed Suominen [

    Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2015

  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    Safer battery could spark investment in renewables Creative commons image Icon Ed Suominen [
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and safely, reports Tim Radford from the Climate...
  • World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon By Richard P J Lambert [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    The world will face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2015

  • World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network

    World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon By Richard P J Lambert [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    The world will face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of global warming, reports Alex Kirby from...
  • Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2015

  • Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

    Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon 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 this...
  • Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon By DFID - UK Department for International Development [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2015

  • Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network

    Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon By DFID - UK Department for International Development [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jul 2015
    An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict.

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    Ecosystems

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    Ecosystems Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explore the interactions between organisms and their environment that together...

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key...
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