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.


The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Here’s one list it’s definitely not an honor to appear on. Conservation International, in partnership with several other primate research groups, today released a depressing Top 25 list of the

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Exclusive: Humane Society Weighs in on Michael Vick’s New Dog

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

We reached out to the Humane Society of the United States earlier today for a comment on Michael Vick’s recent statement that he’s now a dog owner. The Philadelphia Eagles’

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Don Cheadle is Coming Back as Captain Planet

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News

Remember in late August 2011 when Don Cheadle turned into everyone’s favorite blue-skinned superhero Captain Planet? The actor turned in a hilarious, profanity-laced performance that featured a side to the

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Ben Affleck Making 7th Congo Charity Trip in November

in Causes, News, People, Top News

With news that Ben Affleck is about to undertake his 7th trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, I’m easily convinced that this guy is in the same league as

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was a Plant

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News

With the 30th Anniversary edition of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial hitting shelves this week, all sorts of interesting facts are being dusted off and thrown online. Over at i09, they pored

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Watch Morrissey’s Delightfully Awkward Animal-Themed Colbert Interview

in Animals, Causes, Film/TV, News, Top News

Much to the delight of anyone that enjoys awkward interviews, rocker and animal rights activist Morrissey appeared on “The Colbert Report” last night. After Stephen opened by declaring the 53-year-old

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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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