Michael dEstries

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Bio

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.

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Video of Mysterious Oarfish Captured Off Mexican Coast

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Oarfish, the longest of which can grow to 50 feet long, are incredibly elusive and rarely seen by humans. But thanks to some very lucky kayakers enjoying the waters off Baja,

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California’s ‘Blackfish Bill’ Put On Hold Until Mid-2015

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

UPDATE 4:11pm EST: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk issued a statement saying: “The writing is on the sea wall. The public has learned how orcas suffer psychologically, succumb to premature deaths, and

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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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