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Update: Fracking still impacting property values, property rights across America

Last fall, Resource Media compiled an in-depth media tipsheet to provide journalists with background information and sources about the growing body of evidence linking drilling with widespread impacts on property values, property rights and quality of life in communities across America. Since we first published Drilling vs. The American Dream,…

Using the right images to tell visual stories about reproductive health and rights

Here at Resource Media, we’ve worked hard to tease out universal best practices for visual storytelling. Last December, the universality of some of those tips was put to the test during a presentation to international experts on reproductive health and rights. (Thanks to Pathfinder International and Marie Stopes International for…

Making population part of the environmental beat

In many parts of the world, rapid population growth is now combining with the devastating impacts of climate change to place major strains on resources and infrastructure. This combination is widely reported in the local media in these regions, as is one potential solution: providing universal access to family planning…

Putting the Dead Zone’s evil twin on the map

How do you win national media coverage on an unreported issue?  It’s a challenge faced by many nonprofits and watchdog groups. And it’s one Resource Media faced when we knew we wanted to tell the story about the spread of cyanobacteria – aka toxic algae - across US lakes and…

Good for women, and good for gorillas

“It dawned on me, in that moment, that what was good for this woman and her family, on a deeply personal level, was also good for the forest and good for gorillas.” Journalist Ken Weiss told this story to set the stage for a unique webinar for environmentalists this week.…

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg: Honoring a Champion of Sustainability

Guest blog by Kathleen Mogelgaard Earlier this month, a diverse group of advocates and admirers gathered at Rutgers University to honor the late Senator Frank Lautenberg for his leadership on global reproductive health. In this era of ginned up controversy over basic access to women’s healthcare, it was great to…

Build a Better Condom

Bill Gates is putting his money where his, um, privates are, with a contest and $100,000 prize to the lucky gal (or guy) who builds a truly better (meaning non-numbing) condom. Contests are all the rage these days – in government and non-profits alike. From super-cheap, high-quality client-driven logo design…

It’s Not (Just) About the Numbers

The planet is growing more crowded every day. In 2011, according to United Nations projections, we surpassed seven billion people. Projections at the time forecast passing another astounding milestone – nine billion – by mid-century. Less than two years later, revised estimates put the world at closer to 9.6 billion…

Take it from the Cicadas: When it Comes to Sex and Sustainability, 17 Years is Long Enough to Wait

Guest blog by Kathleen Mogelgaard Last week, while many of my colleagues were discussing emerging reproductive health and rights issues at the fascinating Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lampur, I was in rural Virginia witnessing a totally different kind of emergence and reproduction: Cicadapocalypse 2013. As anyone who lives…

Miracle Gro Gone Wild

Last week, National Geographic took on the explosive impact that the widespread use of chemical nitrogen fertilizer to boost crop production has on human health and the environment. Scientists have been leading a clarion call about the impacts of excess nitrogen for decades, but the issue remains little known, even though the impacts touch…