Newsletter articles

SGR Newsletters are published roughly twice a year. The main articles are listed below. For details of the current issue and back issues, See our Newsletter page

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The deterioration of the Arctic ice cap and its climate has continued apace. Vanessa Spedding provides an update on recent developments.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; advance online publication: 2 November 2017
 

Dr Rachel Freeman, University of Manchester, looks at why reducing carbon emissions in the UK transport sector is only happening very slowly, and how it can be sped up.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; advance online publication: 12 October 2017
 

 

Prof Keith Barnham, Imperial College London, outlines plans for an exciting new campaign to encourage continued expansion of electricity from renewable sources in the UK.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 28 April 2017


 

Dr Steve Wright, Leeds Beckett University, looks at the achievements of campaigners and governments in reducing the casualties from landmines.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 4 April 2017
 

Undermining the next generation?

The arms and fossil fuels industries are putting a lot of resources into science and engineering educational material for British school children. We should be very concerned, argues Philip Wood, SGR.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 15 March 2017
 

With official approval for renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station coming within weeks of each other, the links between the military and civilian nuclear industries in the UK are again in the spotlight. Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, investigates.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 10 March 2017
 

Aleem Datoo, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), outlines just how vulnerable the UK’s nuclear weapons system is to cyber security threats.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication 24 February 2017
 

 

Dr Philip Webber, SGR, highlights a range of significant health, safety and environmental risks arising at the Devonport naval base from the storage of several aged nuclear submarines and a recent major submarine refit.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 24 February 2017

 

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, outlines key challenges to progressive science from the Trump and May governments.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; advance online publication: 18 January 2017


 

Prof John Holmwood, University of Nottingham, critically examines the increasing commercialisation and privatisation of UK universities, as demonstrated by the new Higher Education and Research Bill.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; advance online publication: 16 December 2016