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  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney...

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    15 Jan 2021

  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2021
    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of...
  • How the fish we eat makes it onto our plates

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Have you ever wondered how the fish you’re eating makes it onto your plate? Dr Vicky Johnson reveals several of the important stages of the journey, starting with the initial catch, to ending up at a restaurant or food supplier...

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    Have you ever wondered how the fish you’re eating makes it onto your plate? Dr Vicky Johnson reveals several of the important stages of...
  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining the EUs Common Fisheries Policy?

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  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining...
  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.

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  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

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    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.
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    This Fishing Life

    Follow the fortunes of Cornish fishermen, fighting to secure a future for their traditional way of life.

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    Follow the fortunes of Cornish fishermen, fighting to secure a future for their traditional way of life.
  • Ideas about living sustainably

    By Go Green

    Responding to the climate crisis can feel overwhelming. There are so many things we can do to be greener that it's hard to know where to start. 

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    Responding to the climate crisis can feel overwhelming. There are so many things we can do to be greener that it's hard to know where to start. 
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  • What you need to know about carbon footprints

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    Jo Hand explores carbon footprints and how we can all make an environmental impact.
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    27 Nov 2020

  • Fighting Food Waste

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    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 27 Nov 2020
    Ann Storr explores simple options to tackle food waste.
  • Going on a plastic diet

    By Go Green

    Sisters Against Plastic (Mary and Theresa) are ‘normal people’ who noticed just how much plastic they were using.

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  • Going on a plastic diet

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    Sisters Against Plastic (Mary and Theresa) are ‘normal people’ who noticed just how much plastic they were using.
  • Being Sustainable(ish)

    By Go Green

    Jen Gale explores the idea of leading a sustainable(ish) lifestyle.

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  • Being Sustainable(ish)

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    Jen Gale explores the idea of leading a sustainable(ish) lifestyle.

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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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    Understanding the environment: Co-evolution

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Coevolution is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the sixth and final course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere

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    Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Complexity and chaos is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the fifth course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere

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    Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Flows and feedback is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the fourth course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere

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  • Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Problems with the way we think is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the third course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere339

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    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Learning and communication is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the second course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere

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  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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    Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Thinking styles and models is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldviewThis is the first course in the Understanding the environment series For more information see the introductory session here339

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  • Citizen science and global biodiversity

    This free course Citizen science and global biodiversity deals with the importance of biodiversity and explores how anyone can contribute to and be involved in identifying and recording wildlife as a citizen scientist It looks at what citizen science is and how citizen science facilitates public involvement in scientific research activities as individuals learn and build skills Traditional biological keys are introduced and online recording is demonstrated using citizen science techniques and practical activities using the wwwiSpotnatureorg platform The course goes on to demonstrate how once a species is identified web resources can be used to research its ecology The role of citizen science is illustrated through a number of case studies from across the world Finally the course concludes by exploring the impact citizen scientists are having on recording biodiversity around the globe

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    This free course, Citizen science and global biodiversity, deals with the...
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    Understanding the environment: A systems approach

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face Understanding the environment A systems approach is a free course whose primary aim is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview It promotes the shift in perception towards socioeconomic systems as dependent upon the finite resources and finite wastes sinks of planet EarthThis is the introductory session in the Understanding the environment series

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    Environment: understanding atmospheric and ocean flows

    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows This free course Environment understanding atmospheric and ocean flows explores the mechanisms that are important the most rapid carrier is the wind The basic principle of global atmospheric circulation is simple warm air rises and cold air sinks How does this principle affect the atmosphere and flow of water in practical terms Starting with an iconic environmental icon the polar bear you will learn how global flows of water heat and pollution are affecting the Arctic region and changing our world

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    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows? This free course, Environment:...

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    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

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    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

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    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

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    This general design degree focuses on developing creative design thinking and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies

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    This innovative module explores the causes and consequences of a range of...