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.


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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Supermoon Video Captures Gorgeous Rise Over Greece

in Environment, News, Science, Top News

The 2013 Supermoon arrived this weekend – dazzling sky-gazers with an event that won’t happen again until Sept. 28, 2015. There are all sorts of photos and videos of the

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Justin Bieber’s Monkey Drama Continues

in Animals, Causes, Featured, Music, News

Only weeks after Germany formally seized his pet capuchin monkey, animal-addict Justin Bieber has apparently gone and taken possession of another one. Face palm. TMZ is reporting that the 19-year-old

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Chelsea Clinton No Longer Vegetarian, Never a Vegan

in Eats, Healthy Living, News, Top News, Vegan

After 18 years of vegetarian living – a lifestyle that helped in part to inspire her dad President Bill Clinton to drop meat – Chelsea Clinton has revealed that she’s given

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Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Following in the footsteps of other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay), Colombia today announced a ban on the use of wild animals in any traveling or stationary circuses. The

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Bride Requests Guests Try Vegan Cleanse Before Wedding, Internet Flips Out

Dear Internet: Chill the @#*! out. Yoga and health guru Rainbeau Mars, who has sold over 1 million yoga DVDs and worked with a long list of celebs, is being labeled

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‘Notoriously Aggressive’ Monster Mosquitoes Emerge in Central Florida

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Remember those quarter-sized blood-sucking mosquitoes scientists were warning Florida about earlier this year. They’ve arrived. Gallinippers, (officially known as psorophora ciliate), are roughly the size of a quarter and weigh more

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