A Vietnam War veteran named Walter 'Jim' Hosey had his ashes scattered by being loaded into 50 shotgun cartridges and fired across a shooting range in Utah.

What starts as a reflection on the rise in numbers of cremations in Minnesota turns into a very interesting discussion about the the differences in viewing a body in a coffin or ashes in an urn as part of a funeral.

Mount Taranaki, New Zealand - the informal scattering of ashes at Mount Taranaki appears commonplace and local climbers report regularly seeing ash deposits. This article contains some interesting perspectives on different ethnic responses to these

Sweden - the Swedish crematorium industry are conducting tests to identify the most environmentally friendly coffin to use in a cremation.

Anqin, Anhui province, China - This article outlines a burial practice in Anqin which involves elderly people commissioning their coffins before they die and essentially holding a party with gifts.