Skull in coffee (Peter Lindberg / Flickr / CC)

California May Let People Dissolve Their Corpses to Stop Climate Change

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize “liquid cremation,” an “environmentally-friendly” process of using a chemical base mixture to destroy human remains as an alternative to cremation, which critics say causes pollution and climate change.

The body of Tapon Chakraboty, who was killed during a militant attack on a market at Balajan Tinali, is cremated at a cremation ground in the Kokrajhar district of Assam on August 6, 2016. The death toll from an attack in India's northeastern Assam state, where gunmen opened fire on …

Indian Woman Mistakenly Declared Dead, Burned on Funeral Pyre

24-year-old Rachna Sisodia, a student and newlywed, was tragically pronounced dead of a lung infection at a hospital in northern India on February 25. Even more tragically, there are claims the hospital declared her dead by mistake, and she was still alive when cremated the next day.

transgender Israeli

Israel Court Allows Transgender Woman’s Cremation

JERUSALEM — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family’s wishes, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained today. Before she killed herself earlier this month, May Peleg wrote in her

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Sacramento County Admits Failure to Bury Veteran in Military Cemetery

A Sacramento woman who discovered her veteran father was not provided with a proper burial is suing the county. The county admitted to making the mistake in 2013 and reportedly agreed to move his remains to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, where his remains should have gone in the first place.