Photosynthesis began 1.25 billion years ago on Earth: Study TORONTO: The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a study which found that the basis for photosynthesis in today’s plants was set in place 1.25 billion years ago. The study, published in the journal Geology, may resolve a long-standing mystery over …

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Eloise Woods

Ellen Macdonald got the idea to open the first green cemetery in Central Texas while watching an episode of “Six Feet Under,” an HBO series about a family that owned a funeral home, in 2007. “It was the first time I saw a burial portrayed as really beautiful and natural,” said the Austin resident, 56, …

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The Five Principles of Green Burial

The Five Principles of Green Burial The following are the essential criteria that should be present to properly qualify an interment as a ‘Green Burial’. No Embalming Human remains are prepared for green burial without embalming. Decomposition is nature’s way of recycling a body.  From this perspective families who choose green burial regard embalming as …

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