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.


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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London’s Thames ‘Garden Bridge’ A Natural Wonder

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

Taking a page out of New York City’s Highline project, architect Thomas Heatherwick is putting the final touches on designs for a new park/bridge spanning the Thames River. The project,

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NYC Carriage Horses May Soon Need Some Good Homes

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Have you heard? Both leading New York City Mayoral candidates – Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota – are in favor of a bill that would end New

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Flying Eagle Point Of View Video is a Rush

in Animals, News, Science, Top News

What do you get when you combine a lightweight, high-definition GoPro camera and an eagle? One of the best YouTube videos I’ve seen all year. At one point in your

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The Galápagos Islands Come to Google Street View

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

If you’ve ever wanted to take a tour of the Galápagos Islands, but just haven’t been able to budget it in, Google Street View is here with the next best

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