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Michael d'Estries

Ithaca, NY
Freelance Journalist — Mother Nature Network
Covers:  sustainability, renewable energy, arts and culture, space, research and innovation

Writer @mothernaturenet and @fromgrapevine, gentleman farmer, left-handed.

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Michael is an online entrepreneur with a focus on writing, social media, and content marketing.

Since 2005, he has been heavily involved in the sustainability industry; co-founding and managing such websites as GroovyGreen, Ecorazzi, and other properties . He is also a serial writer, with regular...

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Want to plant your own backyard #cider apple orchard? Here are some varieties to keep in mind!  https://twitter.com/MotherNatureNet/status/972479809916952576 
The colony of massive cyclones on Jupiter's poles seem to never merge, a phenomenon unique to our solar system and one that has stumped researchers in early observations. #juno #NASA #jupiter  https://twitter.com/MotherNatureNet/status/972159838355623937 
Our favorite millionaire MLB pitcher is still living the van life. "It really shows me that I can live a normal life without needing luxuries."  http://bit.ly/2tfgVGT  @DanielNorris18 @MotherNatureNet
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What was your first job as a journalist?

An on-site visit and feature article for a green blog about a new wind farm in New York State. It solidified my love for the profession.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. In fact, my grandfather's is next to me at this very moment.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is taking the news cycle away from what was once a scheduled three-course meal and turning it into a all-you-can-eat buffet.