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Why Some Doctors Struggle With the End of Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Ideally, we doctors must maintain that passion for life, but we must also make room for death, since every patient we treat will ultimately die from one cause or another. Doctors need to cultivate a view of life that includes the reality of death.

Green Burial Trend Could Also Restore Ocean Ecosystems

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: Of all the strange ways to get buried in this world, the western tradition of burial may be the most b...

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...

Aquamation: The Green Way To Dispose Of Bodies?

Yahoo! News | MARINA KAMENEV / SYDNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since climate change has piqued the world's environmental awareness, it has become clear that death, despite being the most natural of processes, is b...

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

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.

Natural Burial Expo 2010: Learn How to "Green" Your Farewell

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

The Natural Burial Expo 2010 is being held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2010 at St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, NC. Organizers r...