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05

Feb

Together forever: Va. bill would allow pets, owners to be buried togetherFew states allow human and animal remains to be buried together, but one lawmaker is trying to change that in his own state.

Together forever: Va. bill would allow pets, owners to be buried together
Few states allow human and animal remains to be buried together, but one lawmaker is trying to change that in his own state.

31

Oct

Would you visit a pet cemetery? Here are 6 to explore.

Would you visit a pet cemetery? Here are 6 to explore.

23

Oct

Family of fallen sergeant upset by cemetery’s SpongeBob headstone removalThe $13,000 monument was nixed because it doesn’t fit with cemetery guidelines.

Family of fallen sergeant upset by cemetery’s SpongeBob headstone removal
The $13,000 monument was nixed because it doesn’t fit with cemetery guidelines.

24

Sep

Would you visit a pet cemetery? We’ve got 6 to explore.

15

Jan

Why cemeteries are a great place to track acid rainTo a geologist, a gravestone can offer information other rocks can’t. One project is using gravestones to better understand how the elements, particularly acid rain, are weathering rocks around the world, and how that’s changed over time.

Why cemeteries are a great place to track acid rain
To a geologist, a gravestone can offer information other rocks can’t. One project is using gravestones to better understand how the elements, particularly acid rain, are weathering rocks around the world, and how that’s changed over time.

28

Feb

Why cemeteries are a great place to track acid rainThat date of death gives a good estimate of when the stone went into the ground above the grave and began to face elements. The wear and tear on the stone that follows can be caused by freezing and thawing temperatures, lawn care machinery and rain made acidic by pollutants it has picked up in its course through the atmosphere.

Why cemeteries are a great place to track acid rain
That date of death gives a good estimate of when the stone went into the ground above the grave and began to face elements. The wear and tear on the stone that follows can be caused by freezing and thawing temperatures, lawn care machinery and rain made acidic by pollutants it has picked up in its course through the atmosphere.

08

Apr

Deer stands guard over nesting goose in cemetery

A buck has been standing watch for several days over a female Canada goose nesting in a city cemetery.