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.


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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Lil Wayne Opens First Eco-Skate Park in the U.S.

in Causes, Environment, News, People, Top News

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has generously funded and opened to the public a new skate park in New Orleans’ still-recovering Lower 9th Ward. The 30-year-old, who is a native to

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Moby Says Vegan Foodies are Becoming More Tolerant

in Eats, Lifestyle, News, Top News, Vegan

In a new interview with the NY Times, Moby discusses what he perceives as an increasing level of tolerance when it comes to vegan and non-vegan relations. Some choice quotes:

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2013 Comet May Dazzle During the Daytime Hours

in Lifestyle, News, Science, Top News

Get ready to rock like it’s the year 1680! That’s the last time astronomers say the world was treated to a comet that was glimpsed during the daylight hours and

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Dolphins Being Shot, Killed with Screwdrivers Down South

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of someone who shot and killed a Bottlenose

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WWE Athlete Daniel Bryan Drops Vegan Diet Over Soy Allergy

in Eats, Healthy Living, News, Top News, Vegan

Daneil Bryan, a two-time champion under the World Wrestling Entertainment label, has dropped the vegan diet he’s embraced since 2009 due to a soy allergy. “I became a vegan for

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