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.


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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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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