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  • More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: music4life

    More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change

    By Crispin Maslog

    Trees can lock carbon dioxide safely out the atmosphere. But don't forget forests can cool and dampen the planet, too.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change

    More than carbon sinks: Other ways forests can fight climate change Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: music4life
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2017
    Trees can lock carbon dioxide safely out the atmosphere. But don't forget forests can cool and dampen the planet, too.
  • The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster Creative commons image Icon BBC World Service under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    By Dr J V Beer

    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2017

  • The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster Creative commons image Icon BBC World Service under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over 100 million litres of crude oil into the...
  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    By Dr Cailin Heinze

    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.
  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
    The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your body. Free learning from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 13th April 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    OpenLearn Live: 13th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Sussex schoolboy who reinvented himself as a First Nation environmentalist, and Arnold Wesker remembered. Then...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 13th April 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 13th April 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2016
    The Sussex schoolboy who reinvented himself as a First Nation environmentalist, and Arnold Wesker remembered. Then more free learning across the day.
  • What can Chinese students in Southampton teach us about going green? Creative commons image Icon Jessie Hey under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What can Chinese students in Southampton teach us about going green?

    By Roger Tyers

    Research amongst Chinese students studying in the UK explores whether studying overseas can change people's behaviour.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Apr 2016

  • What can Chinese students in Southampton teach us about going green?

    What can Chinese students in Southampton teach us about going green? Creative commons image Icon Jessie Hey under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2016
    Research amongst Chinese students studying in the UK explores whether studying overseas can change people's behaviour.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Article

    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...
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