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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‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper Says Diet Trumps Exercise

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Update: An earlier version of this article reported that Bob Harper was a vegan. As pointed out in the comments, he no longer is – having found the addition of

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White House Solar Panels Going Up THIS WEEK

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News, Top News

After nearly three years of “procurement phase” limbo, the Obama Administration this week quietly began installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. You read that correctly. It’s

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African Elephants May Be Extinct ‘Within 12 Years’

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Conservationist Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick. who heads the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, believes the current rate of elephant slaughter left unchecked will ultimately lead to the

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100000 Have Signed Up to Become Vegans on Mars

Mars One, a project vying to create the first human colony on Mars, has received more than 100,000 applications for the one-way trip to the red planet. It’s an extremely

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2013 Perseid Meteor Shower to Shine on August 11, 12

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will make its appearance in the night sky starting this weekend – with possibly up to 50-100 meteoroids shooting through the sky per hour. It’s caused by

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Costa Rica to Close Zoos, Release Caged Animals

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Costa Rica, already an environmental star on the world stage, has taken another big step in its quest to become more animal-friendly. It was announced last week by the country’s minister

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This Winning National Geographic Owl Photo Keeps Blowing My Mind

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

I’ve personally always wanted to see an Eastern Screech Owl in the wild – but after seeing this winning shot below – there’s a really good reason why they’re so

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