Michael dEstries


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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.


PETA Slams Obama Family for Not Adopting New Dog from Shelter

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

After hearing earlier this week that the Obama family had welcomed a new Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny, animal rescue activists promptly all rolled their eyes and wondered aloud, “WTF?” You see,

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Rare Blue Moon to Rise Tonight

in Entertainment, News, Science, Top News

While it’s not the dramatic image you’re thinking of in your head, tonight’s “Blue Moon” is technically correct in Astronomy terms. According to Weather.com, when tonight’s full moon rises to its

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‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper Says Diet Trumps Exercise

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Update: An earlier version of this article reported that Bob Harper was a vegan. As pointed out in the comments, he no longer is – having found the addition of

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White House Solar Panels Going Up THIS WEEK

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News, Top News

After nearly three years of “procurement phase” limbo, the Obama Administration this week quietly began installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. You read that correctly. It’s

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African Elephants May Be Extinct ‘Within 12 Years’

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Conservationist Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick. who heads the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, believes the current rate of elephant slaughter left unchecked will ultimately lead to the

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100000 Have Signed Up to Become Vegans on Mars

Mars One, a project vying to create the first human colony on Mars, has received more than 100,000 applications for the one-way trip to the red planet. It’s an extremely

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2013 Perseid Meteor Shower to Shine on August 11, 12

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will make its appearance in the night sky starting this weekend – with possibly up to 50-100 meteoroids shooting through the sky per hour. It’s caused by

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