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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

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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. First published on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 as Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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. First published on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 as Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | ecology | ecology | ecosystems | ecosystems | Y181_1 | Y181_1

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Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models

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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 freee 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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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 freee 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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | communication | communication | transmitters | transmitters

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Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

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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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | objects | objects | analysis | analysis | change | change | boundaries | boundaries | information | information

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Understanding the environment: A systems approach Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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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 socio-economic systems as dependent upon the finite resources and finite wastes sinks of planet Earth. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: A systems approach. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 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 socio-economic systems as dependent upon the finite resources and finite wastes sinks of planet Earth. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: A systems approach. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: A systems approach. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: A systems approach. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | analysis | analysis | systems | systems

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Understanding the environment: Co-evolution Understanding the environment: Co-evolution

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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: Co-evolution, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Co-evolution. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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: Co-evolution, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Co-evolution. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Co-evolution. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Co-evolution. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | analysis | analysis | interdependence | interdependence | control | control | regulation | regulation

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Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos

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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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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 worldview. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | redundancies | redundancies | diversity | diversity | resistance | resistance | resilience | resilience

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Understanding the environment: Learning and communication Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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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 worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Learning and communication. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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 worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Learning and communication. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Learning and communication. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Learning and communication. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | Accounting and Finance | Accounting and Finance | CharityWise | CharityWise | communication | communication | communication channel | communication channel | communication modes and models | communication modes and models | Culture | Culture | feedback loop | feedback loop | GEESOER | GEESOER | indicators measurement | indicators measurement | Learning | Learning | learning cycle | learning cycle | linear sequential thinking | linear sequential thinking | mathematical communication | mathematical communication | oral communication | oral communication | receiver | receiver | relational logical thinking | relational logical thinking | shared models | shared models | transmitter | transmitter | visual communication | visual communication | written communication | written communication

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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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 worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 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 worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | attribute | attribute | capitalis | capitalis | CharityWise | CharityWise | closed system experiments | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | ecological sustainability | extinction | extinction | flows of energy | flows of energy | GEESOER | GEESOER | indicators of human resource use | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | matter and information | measuring system status | measuring system status | Model | Model | object | object | open systems | open systems | performance and viability | performance and viability | quality of life indices | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionism | reductionist thinking | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | resource depletion | Survival of the Fittest | Survival of the Fittest | Systems thinking | Systems thinking | the end of nature | the end of nature | UKOER | UKOER

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Environmental management and organisations

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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. First published on Wed, 09 Aug 2017 as Environmental management and organisations. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Nature & Environment | Environmental Studies | T219_1 | environment | Management | organisations | systems

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surface water run-off). It considers the major water pollutants and describes the effects they have on water. First published on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 as Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Nature & Environment | Environmental Studies | T868_1 | Water pollutants | organic materials | plant nutrients | toxic | physical and biological pollutants

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Unclear about nuclear?

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Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear industry will find assistance in this free course, Unclear about nuclear? It will help develop their understanding of nuclear energy, improve their study and maths skills in a nuclear context and aid them in investigating further training (within and beyond the OU) or employment opportunities in the nuclear industry. First published on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 as Unclear about nuclear?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Science | Maths & Technology | Environmental Studies | employment | energy | nuclear | Power station | radiation | reactor | regulation | safety | ST174_1

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Transport and sustainability

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This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can interact to lower the overall impact of transport. First published on Fri, 26 May 2017 as Transport and sustainability. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Environmental Studies | Science | Maths & Technology | transport | emissions | sustainability | internal combustion engines | passenger cars | CO2 | carbon dioxide (CO2)

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Water for life

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Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for life, you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with water. First published on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 as Water for life. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Environmental Studies | molecules | elements

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

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

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Environmental Studies | ecology | ecosystems | Y181_1

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Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

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This free course focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions especially carbon dioxide and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.

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Environmental Studies

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Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models

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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 freee course

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Environmental Studies | communication | transmitters

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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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

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Environmental Studies | attributes | capitalis | CharityWise | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | extinction | flows of energy | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | measuring system status | open systems | performance and viability | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | survival of the fittest | systems thinking | the end of nature | UKOER

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Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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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

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Environmental Studies | Accounting and Finance | CharityWise | communication | communication channel | communication modes and models | feedback loop | indicators measurement | Learning | learning cycles | linear sequential thinking | mathematical communication | oral communication | relational logical thinking | shared models | visual communication | written communication

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Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

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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

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Environmental Studies | objects | analysis | change | boundaries | information

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Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos

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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

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Environmental Studies | redundancies | diversity | resistance | resilience

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Understanding the environment: Co-evolution

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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

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Environmental Studies | analysis | interdependence | control | regulation

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Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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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

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Environmental Studies | analysis | systems

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Water for life

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Atoms elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world including ourselves. In this free course you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with water.

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Environmental Studies | molecules | elements

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Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

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This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change. First published on Mon, 05 Jun 2017 as Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Environmental Studies

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Water use and the water cycle

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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. Water use and the water cycle is a free course designed to give the student an introduction to the subject. First published on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 as Water use and the water cycle. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Environmental Studies | transpiration | humidity

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