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Stories of Change

These interviews have been recorded by the BBC’s Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin, and they capture the thinking of leading players in climate change and energy debates at a critical moment in the global conversation. Listen to them below.

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My career goal: Environment

Interested in veterinary or agricultural work, or more industrial work like food farming and sustainable energy? Find out how you can gather skills and carry out work that will have a real impact on our relationship with the environment.

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Eating for the environment

‘You are what you eat’, goes the old adage, but what you eat also has an impact on the environment. This free course, Eating for the environment, will explore the links between food, nutrition and environmental sustainability. It will start by exploring the diversity on your dinner plate and encourage you to reflect on it in relation to dietary choices and preferences of people around the world. It will explore the connections between food, culture and traditions, and the challenges in providing healthy and nutritious food to the world’s growing population. The course will examine innovative approaches to food that also help environmental sustainability.

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8 hrs
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Eating for the environment

‘You are what you eat’, goes the old adage, but what you eat also has an impact on the environment. This free course, Eating for the environment, will explore the links between food, nutrition and environmental sustainability. It will start by exploring the diversity on your dinner plate and encourage you to reflect on it in relation to dietary choices and preferences of people around the world. It will explore the connections between food, culture and traditions, and the challenges in providing healthy and nutritious food to the world’s growing population. The course will examine innovative approaches to food that also help environmental sustainability.

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Understanding water quality

Please note, this course was written in 2003/2004 therefore some of the information is now outdated. Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world where there is climate change. This free course, Understanding water quality, helps explain the options.

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10 hrs
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Understanding water quality

Please note, this course was written in 2003/2004 therefore some of the information is now outdated. Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world where there is climate change. This free course, Understanding water quality, helps explain the options.

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Nature, space and the shifting geographies of human-starling relations

A starling in the countryside is just a starling, but when it enters the city it becomes a pest. Andy Morris discusses how pests exist when nature is ‘out of place’. 

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Exploring philosophy: faking nature

Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment looks. What if the environment could be restored to exactly how it looked before? Would that mean that no damage had been done, that the natural environment was as valuable as it had been before the commercial exploitation? This free course, Exploring philosophy: ------ nature, examines ‘the restoration thesis’, and provides an insight into philosophical study at postgraduate level.

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9 hrs
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Valuing Nature, assessing its benefits and why we need to care

How can appreciating multiple benefits from nature help us to take care of it? What can you do to help?

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The oceans

The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, The oceans, you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the properties of the water that fills them, what drives the ocean circulation and how the oceans influence our climate.

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15 hrs
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The oceans

The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, The oceans, you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the properties of the water that fills them, what drives the ocean circulation and how the oceans influence our climate.

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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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