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.


Largest Volcano on Earth Discovered Deep Under the Pacfic

in Causes, Environment, News, Science, Top News

Nearly the size of the state of New Mexico, scientists have discovered one of the largest volcanoes in the solar system right here on Earth. Known as Tamu Massif, the

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Vikings Star Clive Standen Says ‘Real Men Don’t Whale’

in Animals, Causes, News, Science, Top News

In a new PSA for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Clive Standen – star of the History Channel’s epic series “Vikings” – urges an end to the horrific annual whale

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Albino Alligator Receives Acupuncture for Bad Back

in Animals, Causes, Healthy Living, News, Top News

Acupuncture – it’s not just for humans! Bino, an eight-year-old albino alligator living at the San Paulo Aquarium in Brazil, has been receiving acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of scoliosis, a

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Dolphin Deaths Linked to Marine Virus

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Science

NOAA officials have finally discovered why over 330 dolphins have died from New York to Virginia – and it all has to do with a deadly cetacean morbillivirus. Similar to measles

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Seen Any Monarch Caterpillars or Butterflies this Summer?

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Science, Top News

Last year, much to the elation of my three-year-old, I discovered three monarch caterpillars crawling on a milkweed plant in our wildflower garden. We quickly gathered them up, placed them

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These Colorized Photos of the Titanic are Stunning

in Arts/Culture, News, Top News

James Cameron did a pretty decent job recreating the Titanic in all of her glory for the 1997 blockbuster of the same name, but there’s nothing like seeing original photos

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This is our Sharpest View of the Night Sky Ever

in Environment, Featured, News, Science

A team of astronomers from around the world has created a new type of camera that captures the sharpest visible light images of our night sky yet. Developed over 20

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