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.


April Fools 2013 Roundup Eco Edition

The Internet can be a particularly dangerous place on April 1st as companies, news sites, and other entities all enjoy a bit of frivolity in honor of April Fool’s Day.

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White House Solar Panels Still Stuck in ‘Procurement’ Limbo

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

It’s been over six months since a White House official last updated the nation on the status of the rooftop solar panels previously announced for spring 2011. Back in September,

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Canadian Air Force to Transport Bob Barker’s Toronto Zoo Elephants

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The time has almost arrived for three adult elephants from the Toronto Zoo to leave behind their urban digs and retire to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in sunny San

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Auction for Massive Fossilized Egg Could Reach $45,000

Christie’s has announced that it will auction off a rare sub-fossilized egg from the extinct Madagascar Elephant Bird – which at over 10 feet tall, was once the world’s largest

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James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger 3D Film Coming This Fall

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Science, Top News

On the heels of his announcement that he’s donating the high-tech deep-sea submarine that took him 7 miles under the Western Pacific, James Cameron also let slip a few more

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James Cameron Donates Deep Sea Sub to Science

in Causes, Environment, News, Science, Top News

The Deepsea Challenger submersible that took James Cameron on a record-breaking dive  seven miles under the Western Pacific is getting a new home. The 58-year-old filmmaker and explorer made the

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Punxsutawney Phil ‘Indicted’ Over Terrible Spring Forecasting

in Entertainment, News, Pop Culture, Top News

The Northeast’s frustration with a lack of spring-like temperatures has turned attention towards the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and his terrible forecasting. As many gleefully remember back in early February, Phil did not

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