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.


U.S. Light Pollution Captured in Stunning New Satellite Images (Video)

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News, Science

It’s no wonder so many of you can’t see the Milky Way at night. The best-yet look at Earth’s artificial light has been captured by NASA’s new Suomi NPP satellite. The

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Meet Billy: A Touching Puppy Mill Rescue Video

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The Humane Society of the United States has put together an absolutely touching and wonderful video documenting the rescue of a breeding dog named “Billy” from a puppy mill in North

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Look: Batman’s Cat is Finally Revealed

in Entertainment, News, Pop Culture, Top News

“Who are you!?” “I’m BatCat.” Reddit user “hamsternose” posted what’s possibly the best superhero cat we’ve ever seen – no additional mask required. Kind of reminds us of the cat

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Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘All I Want for Christmas’

in Entertainment, Music, News, Top News

Sometimes, it’s just great to post positive videos for the sake making someone smile. I hope this one does that for you. Here is Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, some adorable

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U.S. Government: ‘The Mayan Apocalypse will not Happen’

in Featured, News, Pop Culture, Science, Top News

The Feds became the latest entity earlier this week forced to confront rumors of the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012.

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African Lion Habitat, Populations Devastated, Report Says

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Science

The big cats that roam the continent’s savannahs have lost as much as 75 percent of their habitat in less than 50 years.

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James Cameron’s Climate Change Doc Snags Baldwin, Norton, Cheadle

in Causes, Environment, Film/TV, News, Top News

In addition to Matt Damon’s commitment early last month, news sources are now saying that Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, and Edward Norton are all game for director James Cameron’s new

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