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.


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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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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