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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Watch Steve Buscemi Try to Make Celery Sexy and Relevant

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News

“Portlandia” has done it again. To help promote the launch of their upcoming fourth season, creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have graced us with this hilarious first clip. It

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Sam Simon and Howard Stern Discuss Dolphin Slaughter

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

While we don’t yet have exact details, it appears that this year’s dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan was one of the topics of discussion on this morning’s “The Howard Stern

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Morgan Freeman on the ‘Tyranny of Agriculture’ and the Doomed Human Race

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

National treasure Morgan Freeman has some grim thoughts on the future of the human race – and why in the end, Mother Nature will have the last word. The 76-year-old,

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Giant ‘Catasaurus Rex’ Cat Rescued from Shelter

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Meet Pickles, a giant 21 pound shelter cat that was recently rescued from an animal shelter and has quickly been gaining fans online. Nicknamed “Catasaurus Rex,” Pickles was adopted by

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Chechen President, Moscow Circus, Offer Asylum to Second Marius the Giraffe

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Citing humanitarian reasons, Russian politician and Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has offered to save Marius, a young giraffe at Jyllands Park Zoo in Denmark, from having the same fate as the

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Angel the Albino Dolphin Gets Full Page Ad in NY Times

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Activist Ric O’Barry, whose tireless work to save dolphins featured heavily in the documentary “The Cove,” has taken out a full page ad in the NY Times asking for an

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Two Guys with Hovercrafts Save Deer Stuck on Frozen Lake

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Hovercrafts and animal rescue, together at last. From the description: “James saw a Facebook post about some deer stuck out on the ice in the middle of Albert Lea Lake,

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