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.


Dolphin Deaths Linked to Marine Virus

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Science

NOAA officials have finally discovered why over 330 dolphins have died from New York to Virginia – and it all has to do with a deadly cetacean morbillivirus. Similar to measles

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Seen Any Monarch Caterpillars or Butterflies this Summer?

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Science, Top News

Last year, much to the elation of my three-year-old, I discovered three monarch caterpillars crawling on a milkweed plant in our wildflower garden. We quickly gathered them up, placed them

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These Colorized Photos of the Titanic are Stunning

in Arts/Culture, News, Top News

James Cameron did a pretty decent job recreating the Titanic in all of her glory for the 1997 blockbuster of the same name, but there’s nothing like seeing original photos

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This is our Sharpest View of the Night Sky Ever

in Environment, Featured, News, Science

A team of astronomers from around the world has created a new type of camera that captures the sharpest visible light images of our night sky yet. Developed over 20

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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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