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Funeral Industry

Consumers Stand to Lose in Battle Between Pennsylvania Funeral Directors and Cemeteries

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Tanya D. Marsh

Cemetery customers in Pennsylvania, prepare to be confused.

What to Do With Our Bodies After We Die

Katrina Spade | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Katrina Spade

The Urban Death Project is developing a new option which may appeal to those among us who want to minimize environmental harm and give something back to the earth when we die.

Inside The Funeral Industry's Newest Trend

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

By Steven P Johnson GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 11 (Reuters) - After a two-year battle with cancer, Joseph Fitzgerald was determined to lea...

America's (Kinda Dark) Sweetheart

Christian Josi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Christian Josi

Meet Caitlin Doughty of Los Angeles, Calif. -- a feisty 27-year-old mortician and, thanks primarily to Jezebel, rapidly-rising Internet sensation.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.