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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 do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.
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.
Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.
Understand the physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future, with this free online course
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).
Understand the laws of thermodynamics – and how they govern how we use and lose energy everyday – in this free online course.
Understand how environmental change affects people, and how we can work together for justice in environmental management.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Look to the future, learning how to develop and use models in environmental and energy economics, with this free online course.
Explore how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security.
How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?
Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course.
Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course.
Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning.
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.
Consider how the food we grow, buy, eat and throw away relates to the global issue of food security, with this free online course.
Most people now live in cities. With populations growing, how do we make these dense future cities green, liveable and poetic?
Hear from all sides of the fracking debate with this free online course. Understand what shale gas is and why it divides opinion.
Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.
Learn how to analyse energy transition cases from technological, legal, economics, spatial, and social perspectives.
Join us for an introduction to the major global issue of sustainability and discover how you can have a real impact on our future.
The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.
This course looks at food insecurity and the challenges to be overcome in order to maintain healthy and sustainable food supplies.
Learn how water can be used in the planning of cities to improve liveability in the face of climate change and population growth.
Explore promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, governance, and poverty reduction.