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.


Namibia Seeks Funding for Drone Army to Fight Poaching

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

A private conservation trust has been formed in Namibia to fund the acquisition of up to 14 aerial drones to combat poaching in remote areas. The “Next Generation Conservation Trust”

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Watch: Ed Begley Jr. on the Power of a Vegan Lifestyle

in Causes, Environment, News, Science

After biking seven miles to the Environmental Media Association Awards a couple weekends back, Ed Begley Jr. chatted with our own Ken Spector about his new television series, green home

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Watch: Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Reveal Green Wedding Plans

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

While Lance Bass admits he’s no longer vegetarian, the former NSYNC member did reveal plans about his upcoming green wedding to partner Michael Turchin. The happy couple chatted with Ken

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Donates $2M for Ocean Conservation

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Leonardo DiCaprio is backing up a promise made earlier this year at the U.S. State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, announcing a $2M donation through his foundation to the new Oceans

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Obesity Rates Across America Remain ‘Unacceptably High’

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Despite an increase in awareness over the dangers of poor nutrition and little exercise, a larger percentage of Americans are heavier than ever before. Two new reports on the obesity

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The Best Nature Time-Lapse Compilation We’ve Ever Seen

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Wow. We’ve spotlighted plenty of gorgeous time-lapse videos of the Earth – both on the ground and in space – but this stunning collection of amazing moments from Joel Schat’s

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Zoo Adopts Stray Cat After It Becomes Best Buds with a Lynx

in Animals, News, Top News

Zoos suck for the animals living in them – but for at least one Lynx, the depressing state of its confines has become a bit cheerier thanks to a new,

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