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.


Ellen DeGeneres Launches Facebook Game to Help Real Animals

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Pop Culture

Ellen DeGeneres is taking her animal advocacy to the virtual world – with a brand new shiny Facebook game that actually helps real animals. Called Joy Kingdom and created by

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Watch Some Guy Freefall from the Edge of Space [Update: Video]

in Causes, News, Science, Top News

[Update: HE DID IT! Video of his jump from 128,000 feet below.] In only a few minutes daredevil Felix Baumgartner will ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon then freefall

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‘Bones’ Tackles Exotic Pets Industry with ‘Tale in the Tiger’ (VIDEO)

The episode revolved around the owner of an animal expo with a fetish for endangered species, the smuggling of tigers, and a dead body.

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VegCo Market: 100% Plant-Based Supermarket Coming to Phoenix

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegan, Vegetarian

Attention plant-loving denizens of Phoenix, Arizona: You’re all lucky bastards. Starting in early 2013, the 12,000 square-foot 100% plant-based VegCo Market will open in the heart of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan

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‘Twilight’ Star Embraces Vermicomposting

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

When it comes to composting kitchen scraps, “Twilight” star Nikki Reed prefers to enlist the help of worms. The 24-year-old vegan actress recently revealed that she was inspired to take

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Bob Barker and Jorja Fox to be Honored for Animal Activism

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Animal Defenders International will honor Bob Barker and Jorja Fox during a star-studded gala in the Hollywood Hills.

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Daryl Hannah Arrested in Keystone XL Pipeline Protest (Photos)

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

For the second time in a little over a year, Daryl Hannah has been arrested while protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline. According to sources, the 51-year-old and landowner Eleanor Fairchild were

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