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 […]

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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 […]

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Royalty Free images from UIG – Summer 2022

Enjoy a selection of our most recent RF images, from Climate, Environmental and conceptual ideas to people and the world around us. Our climate and protecting the ecology of our planet is growing in importance every day, especially evident in the heatwaves of the last few weeks. Let a more conceptual image guide you in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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People of the Railroad

A feature by Giovanni Mereghetti. Home to nearly 20 million people, the crowded and teeming metropolis of Kolkata, India features expansive slums and shantytowns, with many nestled along the city’s railway tracks.  UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Mereghetti’s evocative images of the Park Circus railway station and the slums that are aligned next to its tracks are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UIG Contributor Spotlight: Majority World

UIG contributing partner Majority World’s collection features the work of photographers from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.  The talented contributing photographers for Majority World provide impactful and stunning images of their local cultures, helping to build a deep archive of important topics from outside North America and Europe. Majority World was formed in […]

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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 […]

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