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.


Watch: BBC Series Host Iain Stewart Jumps Into Victoria Falls

in News, Top News

As if viewing Victoria Falls wasn’t awe-inspiring enough, Iain Stewart – host of the BBC series “Rise of the Continents” – decided to get even closer. The 48-year-old Scottish Geologist

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Giant Lizard Named for Jim Morrison Has Climate Change Connection

in News, Science, Top News

One of the largest lizards ever to walk the earth has been named after the late “Doors” frontman Jim Morrison. The Bearded King Lizard, or Barbarurex morrisioni (the name is

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Animal Planet’s ‘Whale Wars’ Delayed Until Fall, Possibly Later

It’s June – which for the last five years has typically meant a new season of “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet. Noticeably absent however this time around is the promotional

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‘Blackfish’ Trailer Offers a Powerful Look at Captive Killer Whales

The first trailer for “Blackfish,” the new documentary from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, tells the dramatic story behind the captive killer whale Tilikum, the three deaths he caused, and the consequences

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Dolphin-Assisted Birth: A Primer

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The term “dolphin-assisted birth” is trending – and you’re wondering “what in the hell?” Yes, it’s real. Yes, there are people actively pursuing it, promoting it, etc. Here’s what you

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Lily Cole Launches Wild Rubber Collection to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

We’ve seen celebs launch jewelry collections before to benefit some charity or another – but this is the first time someone has used wild Amazonian rubber to so beautifully highlight

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New Photos of Comet ISON Show Growing Tail, Brightness

in News, Science, Top News

Comet ISON, a potential “Comet of the Century“, is on a rendezvous with the sun – with new photos showing increased activity as it moves past the orbit of Jupiter.

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