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.


Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

For the first time in more than twenty-five years, whales migrating through Antarctic waters will no longer be under threat by the Japanese whaling fleet. In light of the recent

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Sixth-Annual White House Kitchen Garden to be Planted Tomorrow

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since Michelle Obama brought back a vegetable garden to the White House South Lawn. The L-shaped 1,100-square-foot plot includes more than 55 varieties of

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Sochi Strays Arrive in U.S. for Adoption

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

In what’s hopefully only the beginning, 10 dogs from Sochi, Russia have arrived in Washington, D.C. and are being prepped for adoption. According to CNN, Humane Society International worked with

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Video: Dog Shows Immense Gratitude After Rescue from Canal

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Animals, like us, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate situations that require a helping hand to get out of. The latest feel good rescue to be captured on camera happened in

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Video of Playful Orca Whales Chasing a Speed Boat

in News, Top News, Video

What do orca whales in captivity dream about? This. WOWK News posted an incredible video last week of a pod of orcas recently chasing a speedboat in the Pacific. Their

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Will Ferrell’s Move the Ocean PSA is Brilliant

in Causes, Environment, Featured

We love FunnyorDie. But we especially love FunnyOrDie when they throw their creative humor behind important environmental issues. Take for instance actor Robert Reford’s efforts to increase the flow of

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Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ HQ to Feature Massive Bike-Sharing Program

in Arts/Culture, News, Top News

Besides the massive fruit orchard, solar arrays, and other cutting-edge sustainable characteristics of Apple’s 176-acre future home, we now know there will also be over 1,000 bikes available for employees

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