Chance research on the concept of green burials leads one freelancer not just to a years-long writing project, but to a more intimate encounter with the growing practice. In this essay, Ann Hoffner shares her first-hand experience with green burials and the deeper meaning she discovers in them, as well as one tender goodbye in a quiet wood.
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The Ringling Brothers circus, after years of protests by animal rights groups, announced that it will phase out elephant acts.
"A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say."
"FAIRBANKS -- The city of North Pole [AK] filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the two most recent owners of the oil refinery within its borders over sulfolane contamination that has spread into residents' groundwater."
SEJ's New Orleans conference continues Friday with concurrent sessions, keynote address by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and beat dinners. Walk-ins on site are welcome all week — don't miss this opportunity to bolster your career. There are some great things happening with the agenda: concurrent sessions on all topics environmental, loads more. Check out the agenda to see it all!