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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In this issue: Journalism "missteps" examined; students tweet Montana pollution trial; enviro stories snatch national awards, and much more.SEJ Publication Types:
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Feb. 12-16, 2009, offers at least 67 sessions devoted directly to one aspect or another of the environment beat.
The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection was set up in July 1996 under President Clinton's Executive Order 13010.
David Schwartz, the embattled director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), resigned the post Feb. 8, 2008SEJ Publication Types:
The latest fad on SEJ's members-only listserve is "FOIA Friday."SEJ Publication Types:
If you need information on land use changes over time, or on current land uses and character, you may want to check out decades-worth of globe-spanning satellite images that USGS has made freely available to the public.
From Quonset huts to double-wides, prefabricated and modular buildings generally have not enjoyed a stellar reputation for quality, style, or eco-friendliness.
It's the time of year when dead zones are prominent all over the northern hemisphere and their causes are varied.