Michael dEstries

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Bio

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Donates $2M for Ocean Conservation

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Leonardo DiCaprio is backing up a promise made earlier this year at the U.S. State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, announcing a $2M donation through his foundation to the new Oceans

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Obesity Rates Across America Remain ‘Unacceptably High’

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Despite an increase in awareness over the dangers of poor nutrition and little exercise, a larger percentage of Americans are heavier than ever before. Two new reports on the obesity

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The Best Nature Time-Lapse Compilation We’ve Ever Seen

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Wow. We’ve spotlighted plenty of gorgeous time-lapse videos of the Earth – both on the ground and in space – but this stunning collection of amazing moments from Joel Schat’s

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Zoo Adopts Stray Cat After It Becomes Best Buds with a Lynx

in Animals, News, Top News

Zoos suck for the animals living in them – but for at least one Lynx, the depressing state of its confines has become a bit cheerier thanks to a new,

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Kickstarter Launched to Investigate Factory Farms Using Aerial Drones

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Kickstarter, one of the most popular online fundraising sites, has launched a new category dedicated to helping journalists. I jumped on over to take a look and what’s the first

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Tonight’s Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Could Turn Into a Meteor Storm

in News, Science, Top News

Unlike other meteor showers we’re privy to throughout the year, tonight’s (dubbed the Camelopardalid), is unique for one special reason: it’s never happened before. The meteors set to streak across

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First Trailer for Director Louie Psihoyos Eco-Thriller ’6′ Arrives

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Released over the weekend to coincide with its Tribeca Film Festival premiere, here’s your first look at “6,” the new eco-thriller documentary from Director Louie Psihoyos. “We’re not making a

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