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.


More Than 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Top News

Thanks to the considerable efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their team of “Cove Guardians,” the world is watching as more than 200 dolphins await their fate in

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Biggest Documentary of 2013 ‘Blackfish’ Snubbed By Oscars

in Animals, Causes, Featured, Film/TV, News, Top News

In a major surprise, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and her film “Blackfish” will not be going to the 86th Academy Awards.

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Suzy Amis Cameron Developing Sustainable Fashion Line

in Causes, Environment, Fashion, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Suzy Amis Cameron – already known for creating one of the world’s greenest elementary schools, pushing ethical fashion into the spotlight with her Red Carpet Green Dress contest, living a

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Exclusive: ‘The Cove’ Director Louie Psihoyos Talks New ‘Heist’ Eco-Thriller

in Animals, Causes, Environment, Featured, Film/TV, News

Back in 2009, director Louie Psihoyos shook up the world of documentary filmmaking with “The Cove” – a film that combined the best of animal activism with cutting edge technology

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Lindsey Vonn Adopts Awesome Shelter Dog with Injured Knee

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Despite the personally-crushing announcement that she would be pulling out of this year’s Olympics due to a knee injury, skier Lindsey Vonn is finding solace with a new shelter pup

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US News Ranks the Best Plant-Based Diets

In what’s a first for the publication, US News has designated a brand-new category for ranking plant-based diets – naming 10 that can help you shed pounds, feel great, and

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December Fireballs: How to Watch Tonight’s Geminid Meteor Shower

in Environment, Featured, News

The Geminid Meteor shower, one of the year’s more spectacular celestial shows, is set to peak tonight – throwing down between 100-120 shooting stars per hour. The whole thing is

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