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Green Burials

From Burials At Sea To Balloon Lifts, The Sky's The Limit When Burying Your Pet

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who ...

Christian Committment Leads To A Green Burial

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Growing up in small-town Georgia, John B. Johnson had family friends who ran the funeral home down the street, so the particulars of a typical A...

Go Green to the Grave in a Tricycle Hearse

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

As part of its "natural burial" package, an Oregon funeral home carries coffins to the grave on a custom-built tricycle hearse. According to this K...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dealing With Death: The Growing Home Funeral Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion

A little over five years ago, Alison and Doug Kirk held their 9-year-old daughter's hand as she lay on a futon in their Nashville living room, told he...

Staying Green After You Die

Reuters | Nina Chestney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Burnt, buried or frozen and turned to powder are some of the options for dealing with the remains o...

Green Burial Options Reduce Your Impact After Death

Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Burial and cremation are the most common ways we dispose of the dead, but while these methods are steeped...

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

Green Burials Segment On MSNBC Teaches You How To "Die Green"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This afternoon on MSNBC, as part of their "Green is Universal Earth Week" coverage, Contessa Brewer anchored a segment on green burials, environmental...