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  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

    By María Elena Hurtado

    In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

    What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have signed up). María Elena Hurtado explains...
  • 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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    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 New content
    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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    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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    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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    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

    ‘Citizen sensing’ and new forms of environmental monitoring

    By Dr Kim Kullman

    What technological challenges are faced by communities seeking to understand environmental change at different...

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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 - 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

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    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?

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

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    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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    Science: microbes

    Course Course
    Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    This online course explores the intriguing world of bacteria, viruses, and other...

    New managers' toolkit

    Course Course
    Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    Becoming a manager may have been a dream job and an aspiration for a long time....
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