Geothermal Iceland, a society without waste

Over the past century Iceland has transitioned from being one of Europe’s poorest countries, dependent on peat and coal imports for its energy needs, to a nation with a high standard of living that meets all of its electrical needs from renewable sources.  Orkustofnun, Iceland’s National Energy Authority, invested in research and development following World War […]

Read More

Summer of Drought

As of August 15, 2022, 99.8% of California and 100% of the state of Nevada were in drought.  While droughts across the western United States are not unprecedented, we are witnessing excessive heat and droughts across the world in areas that are not familiar with or prepared to deal with the consequences of prolonged drought.  The United […]

Read More

Image Quest

Thanks to our focus on educational subjects, UIG has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica, helping them curate and manage the Image Quest online educational image database, a global product that is offered to individual schools, educational authorities, and ministries.  The product is licensed under a subscription model and students and teachers access […]

Read More

El Hierro – The Sustainable Island

Photographs by Giulio Paletta The smallest of the larger islands in the Canary Islands archipelago is El Hierro.  It measures less than 50 kilometers from one end to the other and is the most western of the islands in the Canaries.  El Hierro’s natural beauty is incredibly diverse, offering visitors the opportunity to hike its protected interior […]

Read More

Eco Creativity

This article continues a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com While much of the focus on recycling efforts worldwide has been on plastics, paper and glass, there is a movement underway to encourage consumers to see the […]

Read More

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

“Invest in Our Planet” is the theme of Earth Day 2022.  April 22 will mark the 33rd Earth Day since the first event organized on April 22, 1970.  This year’s theme challenges businesses, governments, and citizens worldwide to invest in our shared future and protect the Earth, our beautiful, collective home. This year, Earth Day challenges businesses to […]

Read More

Climate Change – Make it Personal

*This article continues a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing visual content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com ================================================================ Climate Change is a crisis that requires global leadership in setting policies and committing to shared goals.  As we look to our governments to address climate […]

Read More

Mission 2022: Climate Change

This article continues a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com Desertification The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in 1994 defined desertification as “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic […]

Read More

Mission 2022: Climate Change – Disappearing Sea Ice

This is the first of a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com One of the dangerous consequences from global warming is the disappearance of sea ice in polar regions and the direct affect this has on climate […]

Read More

COP26 Progress – Reversing Deforestation

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began on October 31 and will conclude on November 12.  An early, positive result from the Glasgow, Scotland conference is the promise from more than 100 world leaders to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.  This pledge includes the creation of a public-private fund of more than US $19 billion […]

Read More