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: Heartbreaking Clips from ‘Blackfish’

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

With the captive whale documentary “Blackfish” still not widely available in theaters, we thought it might be a good idea to present some clips from the film for those wanting

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Watch: Giant Water Beetle Delivers Hilarious Scare

in Entertainment, News, Science, Top News

When it comes to creatures you’re not familiar with, it’s best to perhaps leave them alone. Take the below video – uploaded by a Youtube user who says: “I found

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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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