Charley Cameron

 

Charley Cameron is a writer based in New Orleans. Born and raised in Northern England, she moved to the U.S. to study photography and new media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a disdain for Mid-Western winters and a passion for sustainable development, social justice and live music, she headed south to work for an NGO dedicated to post-Katrina rebuilding. When not plugging away at a computer, she can be found exploring eccentric corners of the deep south and digging through piles of old building materials in the effort to complete an eco-friendly renovation of her home in Holy Cross, an area which hopes to become the first carbon-neutral neighborhood in America.

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2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It's happened again: new data from both NASA and NOAA show that, for the 355th month in a row, September 2014 was hotter than the 20th Century average for the month. Moreover, since September

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Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole purpose of

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U.S. Set to Blow $2.8 Trillion by Sitting in Traffic

U.S. Set to Blow $2.8 Trillion by Sitting in Traffic

Congestion will cost the U.S. $2.8 trillion over the next 16 years. It's a boggling figure - but that's exactly what a new report by the Seattle-based INRIX and the Centre for Economics and

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Santiago Calatrava’s Iconic Peace Bridge Wins Canadian National Steel Design Award

Santiago Calatrava’s Iconic Peace Bridge Wins Canadian National Steel Design Award

Calatrava's striking helical design for the candy cane-colored Peace Bridge was completed in 2012, and it provided a remarkable solution to a number of challenging design criteria. Over the

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Apple Patents Next-Gen Flexible ‘Smart Paper’ Display

Apple Patents Next-Gen Flexible ‘Smart Paper’ Display

The US Patent and Trademark Office just granted the latest batch of Apple's patents, and as usual, none of us has any idea which of them will go anywhere. But one of them—#8,855,727, to be

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GM is Working on an Affordable, 200-Mile All-Electric Chevrolet

GM is Working on an Affordable, 200-Mile All-Electric Chevrolet

General Motors executives recently confirmed that the company is working on an all-electric Chevrolet with a range of 200 miles and an expected price tag of around $30,000. Details on the new EV

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Now You Can Watch the London Zoo’s Otters LIVE on YouTube

Now You Can Watch the London Zoo’s Otters LIVE on YouTube

Need a jolt of real, live cuteness to brighten up a dull work day? London Zoo has just the thing for you. In a groundbreaking partnership with Google and British regulators Ofcom, the

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Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for supporting the “struggle against the suppression of children and young people.” Yousafazai, a

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LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

After 50 years, LEGO will finally end its co-marketing campaign with Shell Oil. The move comes in the wake of a viral video from Greenpeace which brought attention to a branding effort that

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Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Are you one of those people who can pound a cup of coffee and fall sound asleep thirty minutes later? Or does the slightest drop of joe keep you awake and twitching nervously throughout the

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UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

A United Nations report has found that the number of megacities in the world has increased almost three-fold in the past 24 years. A megacity is defined as an urban area with over 10 million

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Blue LED Inventors Win the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

Blue LED Inventors Win the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists for “the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light

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The Schiller X1 Lets You Bike Across the Waves

The Schiller X1 Lets You Bike Across the Waves

If you've ever wanted to cut across the water, but lack the upper body strength for wind-surfing or the parking space for a boat, the Schiller X1 might just be for you. The water bike was

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You Can Assemble IKEA’s New Flat-Pack Furniture Without a Single Tool

You Can Assemble IKEA’s New Flat-Pack Furniture Without a Single Tool

Everyone's favorite Swedish flat-park furniture line has been the butt of many a joke for years; baffling cartoon assembly instructions, crazy tools, and missing screws, nuts and various bolts.

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Philips Tackles Chronic Psoriasis With First-Ever Wearable LED Light Treatment

Philips Tackles Chronic Psoriasis With First-Ever Wearable LED Light Treatment

Philips, the lighting company best known for their interior lighting solutions, has just launched a pioneering new wearable treatment for psoriasis that utilizes blue LED lights. Psoriasis is a

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Henning Larsen’s Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

Henning Larsen’s Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

The architects chose wood and glass for construction of the minimalist, 1,350-square-meter Day Care Center, which provides space for 56 children aged 0-3 in one wing, and 80 children aged 3-6

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Ai Weiwei’s Jaw-Dropping “Forever Bicycles” Sculpture is Made from 1200 Bikes!

Ai Weiwei’s Jaw-Dropping “Forever Bicycles” Sculpture is Made from 1200 Bikes!

Ai Weiwei’s towering, geometric Forever Bicycles installation is made from nearly 2,000 stainless steel bicycles arranged into hypnotic forms that loom over viewers and passersby. Although

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German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources

German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources

Wildpoldsried, a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany's extraordinary renewable energy transformation. Over the past 17 years, the village has invested in a

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5,000 Honey Bees to be Equipped with Sensors to Study Colony Decline

5,000 Honey Bees to be Equipped with Sensors to Study Colony Decline

In a groundbreaking study, 5,000 honey bees in Australia are set to be fitted with tiny sensors in an effort to better understand Colony Collapse Disorder. The 2.5mm by 2.5mm Radio Frequency

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Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they're just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in London, and

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Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a "suicide mission," the $4 billion Mars One non-profit

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Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

The Window Socket is an idea so fabulously simple, it's slightly amazing that we haven't seen one before. Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the charger sticks to a window and draws solar

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INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard

INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about what drew you to work for Starbucks as Vice President of Global Responsibility? Ben: I came to Starbucks 14 years ago as Environmental Affairs Manager,

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Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air

Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air

Following in the footsteps of the world's first cloned village, a Chinese developer has announced plans to build yet another copy of the historic Alpine town of Hallstatt to offer an idyllic

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These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

Every state has a plan for what to do in the event of disaster, specifically, a "State Hazard Mitigation Plan," but there's no requirement that these plans take global warming into

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Two Russian Climbers Scaled the World’s Second Tallest Tower and Captured These Amazing Photos

Two Russian Climbers Scaled the World’s Second Tallest Tower and Captured These Amazing Photos

Vitaliy and Makhorov travel the globe capturing spectacular images from vantage points that few of us would venture to, and they do all this without the use of safety gear. They're presently in

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How Russia Turned Subtropical Sochi into a Snow-Filled Winter Olympic Resort

How Russia Turned Subtropical Sochi into a Snow-Filled Winter Olympic Resort

Photo via Shutterstock Amidst well-documented instances of contaminated tap water, broken doors, broken elevators and seemingly ill-placed surveillance, there's another absurdity casting a

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U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

Photo via Shutterstock This week the White House announced a new "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking" that includes a near complete ban on the commercial trade of elephant

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URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

In commuter terms, the "last mile" refers to the challenges of getting people from their homes and places of business to a given transit hub and back again, and it's a major consideration in

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This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

As household pets go, it's probably fair to say that the lives of fish are among the least active, and the creatures can rarely be described as adventurous. Even their homes are a term

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