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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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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Adrien Brody’s ‘Ape Ad’ Wins Prestigious Film Award

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The stunning visual effects featured in the PETA ad voiced by actor Adrien Brody have been awarded a “Gold Lion” at the prestigious Cannes Lions awards. The heartbreaking short, which showcases

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Director James Cameron is a Walnut Farmer

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

“Avatar” director James Cameron has always been someone invested in the world of sustainability – but over the past years, the guy has seriously turned the dial up to 11.

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Meteorologist Spooked by Giant Spider on Weathercam

in Animals, News, Top News, Video

Global News Meteorologist Kristi Gordon and a spider checking out a weathercam had an unexpected virtual meeting recently. And the results were spectacular. From the site: “Kristi, who admits she

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