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.


NFL Players Strip for PETA’s Anti-Fur Campaign (NSFW)

in Animals, Causes, News, Sports, Top News

NFL stars Bret Lockett of the NY Jets and Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills are the latest big names to strip down for PETA’s “Ink Not Mink” campaign. Way

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Inside Vegan Chef Jason Wrobel’s New Cooking Channel Show (Video)

in Eats, Film/TV, News, Top News, Vegan

The buzz for Jason Wrobel’s new vegan series on the Cooking Channel has been steadily growing over social media the last few days. Clearly, people are eager for some delicious, simple,

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Hamster Activists Slam Justin Bieber’s ‘Cruel’ Giveaway

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Earlier this month, Justin Bieber very oddly gave away his pet hamster Pac to a screaming fan after an Atlanta holiday concert (see video of the exchange below). Naturally, this

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Africa’s Elephants Facing Extinction, says Jane Goodall

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Conservationist Jane Goodall is urging the world to stop the illegal ivory trade – or face the complete extinction of Africa’s elephants.

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Watch: Golden Eagle Briefly Snatches Baby Off Golf Course [UPDATE]

in Animals, News, Top News

Earlier this fall, we had a live shark fall on a golf course – and now? A baby was almost snatched up by a golden eagle. People – stay away from golf courses.

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Tom Hardy in Talks for Pit Bull Film ‘Animal Rescue’

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News

Tom Hardy, who earlier this year was named as a co-producer on an upcoming animal-trafficking film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, is in talks to join Fox Searchlight’s “Animal

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Meteor Shower Madness: Geminids and Comet Wirtanen May Team Up

in Entertainment, News, Top News

At roughly the same time as the Geminids, Earth may pass through a debris stream left by Comet Wirtanen

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