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.


Kickstarter Launched to Investigate Factory Farms Using Aerial Drones

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Kickstarter, one of the most popular online fundraising sites, has launched a new category dedicated to helping journalists. I jumped on over to take a look and what’s the first

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Tonight’s Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Could Turn Into a Meteor Storm

in News, Science, Top News

Unlike other meteor showers we’re privy to throughout the year, tonight’s (dubbed the Camelopardalid), is unique for one special reason: it’s never happened before. The meteors set to streak across

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First Trailer for Director Louie Psihoyos Eco-Thriller ‘6’ Arrives

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Released over the weekend to coincide with its Tribeca Film Festival premiere, here’s your first look at “6,” the new eco-thriller documentary from Director Louie Psihoyos. “We’re not making a

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Google Earth Day Doodles – 2014 Edition

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

This Earth Day marks the 22nd year that Google has created some kind of special logo to mark the occasion. As you can see below, the creativity has really blossomed as

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There’s a Fox at The White House – and it’s Causing Hilarious Chaos

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

In what’s sure to become the butt of many a late night joke, White House grounds keepers are having trouble capturing an elusive red fox. The critter took up residence

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Director James Cameron on Vegan Diet: Like I’ve Set the Clock Back 15 Years.

On May 4th, “Avatar” director James Cameron will celebrate two years of, in his own words, a diet devoid “a single molecule of anything that came from an animal.” “This includes

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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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