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Nature & Environment 

Environmental management and organisations

It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always clear what we mean by environmental management and the role that organisations do and could play. This free course, explores the different interpretations and viewpoints involved by using system thinking to provide a framework with which to better understand environmental management and organisations.

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15 hrs
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Energy resources: Solar energy free course icon Level 2 icon

Nature & Environment 

Energy resources: Solar energy

Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterize those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continuall, whether or not we use it, and most have their origins in energy generated outside the Earth, yet the potential of each is limited by its total supply set against its rate of use. The Sun will radiate energy until it ceases thermonuclear fusion, in around 5 billion years. This free course, Energy resources: Solar energy, explores the Sun as a potential source of usable energy.

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2 hrs
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Invaders - An Introduction

The impact that the invasion of exotic plants and animals has had on the British Isles - introduction

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Nature & Environment 

Future energy demand and supply

When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of planning future energy supply becomes clear. Future energy demand and supply is a free course that offers an introduction to how this is being undertaken.

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13 hrs
Exploring the depth of the Antarctic ice sheet... article icon

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Exploring the depth of the Antarctic ice sheet...

(...Within the comfort of my office and a computer model). Andreas Wernecke explains his research at The Open University.

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Blue Planet II

Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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