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.


In Vitro Leather May Be Ready in Five Years

in Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, News

Despite a $1M reward offered by PETA, meat grown in vitro (aka, in a lab) has yet to make it beyond the hands of those in white lab coats. By

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches New Low, Shatters August Record

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

After announcing a record-smashing, unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice on August 26th, scientists Wednesday returned to declare that the situation grew even more dire in September. According to a

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Russell Simmons Rails Against the Slavery of Animals in Zoos

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Russell Simmons is urging people to avoid zoos and support the conservation of animals in their natural habitats and on reserves. The 54-year-old business magnate recently went on a safari

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$2500 Reward for Information on Endangered Red Wolf Slaying

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Congratulations to the jackass that killed a nearly-extinct North Carolina Red Wolf earlier this month – you just personally pushed the species that much closer to the brink. The wolf,

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Vegan Casey Affleck Narrates PETA PSA on Cow Dehorning

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Though we’re bummed the vegan restaurant Casey Affleck was planning on opening in Los Angeles a few years ago never materialized, it’s great to see him still plugging away with

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Second Full Trailer for ‘The Hobbit’ Arrives

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News

With only a few more months until our return ticket to Middle Earth is punched, director Peter Jackson has released yet another gorgeous trailer for “The Hobbit.” While I personally

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You Can Buy Reese Witherspoon’s Ranch for $10M

in Featured, Lifestyle, News

Reese Witherspoon appears ready to move on from her beloved seven-acre ranch in Ojai, California. The 36-year-old actress recently listed the property, the same place she wed a year earlier to entertainment

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