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.


1-Ton Pumpkin Shatters Guinness World Record (Video)

in Entertainment, News, Pop Culture, Top News

For the second time in only a matter of days, the world record for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown has been broken. The first celebration was Thursday night in Deerfield,

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‘Follow the Frog’ Video is Hilarious, Brilliant, and Educational

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, People, Top News

Many of you have already likely seen the new “Follow the Frog” video by Max Joseph  – but it slipped under the radar for me, so yea. Commissioned by the

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Indian Supermodel Gets ‘Wrapped’ for PETA

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Indian supermodel and actress Anupama Varma is the latest international celebrity to strip down and promote a pro-vegetarian message to the masses. In the ad, which shows Varma wrapped up

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Carnivorous Sundew Plant Catapults Prey Into Traps (Video)

in News, Science, Top News

Most of us might be familiar with the standard sundew carnivorous plant – which sports sticky tentacles to snag bugs. But scientists this week pulled back the curtain on an

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Report: Justin Bieber Went Vegan and Hated It

in Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, News, Top News

Remember earlier this month when Usher announced he had gone vegan and was actively recruiting his close friend Justin Bieber to do the same? Yea well – supposedly it happened,

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Video: Rare Albino Whale Thrills Australians

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Australians are heralding the return of a rare albino whale off the eastern coast of the country – the only all-white humpback adult ever documented. Nicknamed “Migaloo,” he is the only white whale

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Climate Change Costs World Whopping $1.2 Trillion Annually

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

A new study released yesterday by the non-governmental org DARA estimates that climate change is already costing the world more than $1.2 trillion per year and annually causing the deaths

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