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.


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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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Electric Race Car Team

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

Weeks after donating $3M towards conservation efforts to save tigers, Leonardo DiCaprio is now turning his attention towards the environment with the launch of an electric race car team. The Venturi

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5 Creative Vegetable and Fruit Turkey Platters

in Eats, News, Recipes, Top News

Knocking on the door of Thanksgiving, it’s once again time to honor those individuals choosing to save a life and instead bring a “vegetable turkey platter” to the table. Below

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $3M to Help Double Nepal’s Tiger Population

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

Following up on a $1M donation made back in 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation today announced an additional $3M gift to the World Wildlife Fund to help double Nepal’s tiger population.

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Comet ISON Now Visible to the Naked Eye

in Environment, News, Science, Top News

After over a year of waiting, Comet ISON is now finally gracing out skies – with a recent outburst of activity making it bright enough for anyone with dark, clear

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This Gorgeous Aurora Time-lapse Video Offers the Perfect Mental Reset Button

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

As we approach the end of the work week, it’s nice to mentally hit the refresh button. This beautiful new time-lapse from photographer Richard Gottardo is your ticket to just that.

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