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Golden Globe Ocean Race: The next 50 years? video icon

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Golden Globe Ocean Race: The next 50 years?

Dr David Assinder takes a look ahead at the next 50 years and explores the changes to our oceans. 

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Golden Globe Ocean Race: Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions article icon

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Golden Globe Ocean Race: Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions

PhD student Andreas Wernecke explores Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions. 

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Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals? article icon

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Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals?

Shonil Bhagwat explains the yogic way of understanding how individual actions relate to global challenges.  

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This free course, Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems, looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment.

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5 hrs
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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This free course, Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems, looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment.

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? free course icon Level 2 icon

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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed?

This free course, Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? aims to explore the ways in which fishing, an economic activity, can also be understood as an environmental problem. Video, charts, tables and activities will introduce the UK commercial fishing industry and how management techniques are applied in a quest to achieve sustainable fish stocks. The interplay of historical, economic, social, political and geographical factors that shape the UK fishing industry are also considered.

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6 hrs
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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? Ebook icon

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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed?

This free course, Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? aims to explore the ways in which fishing, an economic activity, can also be understood as an environmental problem. Video, charts, tables and activities will introduce the UK commercial fishing industry and how management techniques are applied in a quest to achieve sustainable fish stocks. The interplay of historical, economic, social, political and geographical factors that shape the UK fishing industry are also considered.

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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed?

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Living without oil

Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. It is vital in the manufacture of many modern materials. But the worlds supply of oil is finite, its price is unstable and our reliance on oil has damaging environmental consequences. This free course, Living without oil, explains why developing alternatives to oil is an essential and urgent task for humanity.

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8 hrs
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Living without oil

Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. It is vital in the manufacture of many modern materials. But the worlds supply of oil is finite, its price is unstable and our reliance on oil has damaging environmental consequences. This free course, Living without oil, explains why developing alternatives to oil is an essential and urgent task for humanity.

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Living without oil

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An introduction to energy resources

Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This free course, An introduction to energy resources, provides background information to each, so that you can ------ them for yourself.

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8 hrs
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An introduction to energy resources

Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This free course, An introduction to energy resources, provides background information to each, so that you can ------ them for yourself.

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An introduction to energy resources

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Studying mammals: The insect hunters

From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey. In this free course, Studying mammals: The insect hunters, you will learn about these adaptations, along with survival strategies for when food is scarce. This is the second course in the Studying mammals series.

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10 hrs
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