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Nature & Environment 

Environment: journeys through a changing world

Our world is changing fast ? we are experiencing pressure from climate change, growing demands for finite resources, impacts of pollution and waste, biodiversity loss and the extinction of many plants and animals. introduces you to subjects from the natural sciences, social sciences and technology to develop your understanding of environmental issues and sustainability concerns. It shows how people are seeking positive solutions to environmental challenges where you live, in the Arctic, Africa, the Amazon and China. You do not need any prior environmental knowledge to study this key introductory OU level 1 module, just an interest in the future of our planet.

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Nature & Environment 

The frozen planet

This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the seasons; reading and understanding graphs and maps; and how the Arctic and Antarctic regions are defined.

Free course
7 hrs
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What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change? article icon

Nature & Environment 

What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small mammal - and its smaller parasites - to get a sense of what might be in store for us all.

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History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth: word of the year. Learning and research from across the day.

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5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet ARCHIVE

A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

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Nature & Environment 

Frozen Planet: Explore the polar regions

Explore the history, places and species of the Arctic and Antarctic with this interactive map

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Nature & Environment 

On a mission: combining environment and adventure

Dominic Hilton's passion for the environment and adventure led him to working with Geo Mission. He talks about the future work of the organisation and alludes to the important role big business can play in environmental issues

Video
5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Missing piece of the puzzle

Oceanographer Victoria Hill specialises in optical oceanography - the study of how sunlight is absorbed. With Arctic sea ice melting faster, what impact will this have on the global climate?

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Looking after the small things

Marine biologist Ceri Lewis is studying how pollution affects small marine invertebrates. Can these creatures really respond and adapt to environmental change?

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Wake up call

Pen Hadow is a polar explorer and also runs a business - Geo Mission - which is an environmental sponsorship organisation. He talks about the work he does to highlight the devastation being caused in the Arctic, as well as his solo expedition to the North Pole in 2003

Video
5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

Earth Reporters: Burning Questions in the Freezing Cold

Episode four: Dr Victoria Hill invites us to join in on her expedition to a special research base on the Arctic ice

Video
15 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Pin-up polar bear

Attorney and director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute Kassie Siegel highlights her campaigns for reducing greenhouse gas pollution and the protection of plants and animals threatened by global warming

Video
10 mins
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