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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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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Costa Rica to Close Zoos, Release Caged Animals

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Costa Rica, already an environmental star on the world stage, has taken another big step in its quest to become more animal-friendly. It was announced last week by the country’s minister

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This Winning National Geographic Owl Photo Keeps Blowing My Mind

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

I’ve personally always wanted to see an Eastern Screech Owl in the wild – but after seeing this winning shot below – there’s a really good reason why they’re so

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Beautiful Video: ‘True Blood’ Star Kristin Bauer Promotes No Kill Shelters

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays the vampire Pam on HBO’s “True Blood,” is the focus of a new ad promoting the adoption of shelter animals. “I’ve been living with

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Animal Activist to Spend 35 Days Living Like a Shelter Dog

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

In an effort to better communicate the conditions that shelter dogs face, animal activist Sean Le Vegan will live inside a kennel at England’s Manchester Dogs’ Home for 35 days. “People

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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston Shows Off Impressive Green Home

Bryan Cranston, known to some as the dad on the series “Malcolm in the Middle” and to millions more as Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” is incredibly proud of

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