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How is our need for energy and resources shaping the environmental challenges for tomorrow? Explore the natural world, and understand the causes and impact of climate change, with our free online environment and biology courses.
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably.
Learn more about nuclear power, from the risks and benefits to the technology and its future, with this free online course.
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond, from understanding storms to how to do a weather forecast.
Learn how maritime archaeology investigates our changing relationship with the oceans and seas, from 2.5m years ago until today.
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course.
Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.
Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course.
Learn how climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and professional practice in construction.
Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism?
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?
Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today.
Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course.
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.