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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Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant!

Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant!

A horticulture center in the UK has spent the better part of a decade developing something that the vast majority of us didn't realize the world was missing: a single plant which grows both

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Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Image via Shutterstock The last few years have shown that bacteria can "poop out" some mighty useful (and valuable) stuff - whether it be gold or battery power. Now a team from the Korea

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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today, BP will attempt to argue down government estimates

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Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds

Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds

There's no shortage of environmental concerns associated with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. From projected annual spills of 34,000 gallons of oil to the ticking carbon bomb of 360 to 510

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Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

If you're afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have

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Mumbai Building Collapse Kills 6, Dozens Feared Trapped or Dead

Mumbai Building Collapse Kills 6, Dozens Feared Trapped or Dead

Video Still via BBC Six people have been killed, and dozens are feared trapped or dead due to a building collapse early Friday morning in Mumbai, India. The reportedly overcrowded five-story

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Amputee Walks With World’s First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago

Amputee Walks With World’s First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago

After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient of the world's first thought-controlled

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California's Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the world's largest solar thermal energy plant,

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German-French Team Unveils World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell!

German-French Team Unveils World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell!

A team comprised of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center, Berlin has just unveiled the world's most efficient solar cell! Boasting an

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Pakistan Quake Kills at Least 270, Causes 100-Foot-Wide Island to Emerge From Sea

Pakistan Quake Kills at Least 270, Causes 100-Foot-Wide Island to Emerge From Sea

Video Still via YouTube A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck a rural area of southern Pakistan yesterday in a disaster that has claimed over 270 lives, left hundreds injured and many more

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Russia Threatens to Prosecute Greenpeace Activists for Piracy

Russia Threatens to Prosecute Greenpeace Activists for Piracy

An alarming message sent out last week by Greenpeace stated that at least 20 activists working to fight Arctic oil drilling were being held at gunpoint by armed Russian Coast Guard officials.

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Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Image via Wikimedia Commons After tap water containing the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, state epidemiologist

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Cuts in Carbon Emissions Could Prevent 3 Million Premature Deaths Per Year by 2100

Cuts in Carbon Emissions Could Prevent 3 Million Premature Deaths Per Year by 2100

Photo via Shutterstock Recent studies have put striking figures on the number of premature deaths and illnesses associated with pollution; one found that air pollution is responsible for two

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Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

Photo via Shutterstock A new study reveals that wind farms are less costly than new coal-fired plants, and cost about the same, if not less, than new natural gas plants. It sounds pretty

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Japanese Prime Minister Orders TEPCO to Fix Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Leaks, Wants Plant Scrapped

Japanese Prime Minister Orders TEPCO to Fix Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Leaks, Wants Plant Scrapped

On a tour of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the plant's operator to present a timeline for fixing persistent leaks of contaminated

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Flooded Fracking Sites, Damaged Oil Tanks Threaten Further Disaster in Colorado

Flooded Fracking Sites, Damaged Oil Tanks Threaten Further Disaster in Colorado

Photo © Kathy Tompkins The historic storms and flooding in Colorado this past week have claimed at least eight lives and destroyed over 1,700 homes with a further 16,300 residences damaged.

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World’s First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

World’s First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world's first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising goal of $100,000. By this morning, they had

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GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

Image via Shutterstock Watch out Tesla - a General Motors executive just revealed that GM is working to develop an electric car with a 200 mile range that will be available for around

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Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Tap Water

Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Tap Water

Image via Shutterstock Residents of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, are on alert after the Centers for Disease Control confirmed deadly amoeba have made their way into the water supply. The

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Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Scotland to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars from City Centers by 2050

Ilia Torlin / Shutterstock.com The Scottish government just unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from the nation's city centers. With incentives planned to boost ownership of electric

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Giant Invasive Predator Tiger Shrimp Settle in the Gulf of Mexico

Giant Invasive Predator Tiger Shrimp Settle in the Gulf of Mexico

No one knows quite how the tiger shrimp made their way into the Gulf of Mexico; some suggest that the invasive species, which can be over a foot long, hitched a ride from Asia, while others

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10% of the World’s Largest Companies Produce 73% of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

10% of the World’s Largest Companies Produce 73% of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image via Shutterstock A new study has found that just 50 corporations are responsible for 73% of the 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emitted by the world's 500 largest companies.

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RFID-Controlled Pinch Power Strip Switches Off Devices When You Walk Away

RFID-Controlled Pinch Power Strip Switches Off Devices When You Walk Away

The vast majority of us aren't always too quick to turn off our devices every time we leave our desks or walk out of a room. Instead, computer monitors, printers, lamps and the like are either

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Google’s New ‘Street View’ Maps Let You Dive in the Galapagos Islands!

Google’s New ‘Street View’ Maps Let You Dive in the Galapagos Islands!

Google has coursed the Amazon, swam the Great Barrier Reef and scaled the Burj Khalifa - and now the tech giant has launched their latest Street View Trekker project with a collection of

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Isolated by Flooding, Entire Town of Lyons, Colorado is Evacuated by National Guard

Isolated by Flooding, Entire Town of Lyons, Colorado is Evacuated by National Guard

Image via Instagram The Colorado National Guard has begun to evacuate Lyons, Colorado (pop. 2000), after extreme flooding left the entire town cut off and flooded out with no sewage or fresh

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NTS Works’ 2×4 Cargo Bike Travels 10,000 Miles on $30 of Electricity

NTS Works’ 2×4 Cargo Bike Travels 10,000 Miles on $30 of Electricity

Described as a vehicle that "rides like a bicycle and works like a pick-up truck," the 2x4 from NTS Works provides an efficient and safe option for urban couriers. The electric cargo bike can

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Renzo Piano Named Senator for Life in Italy

Renzo Piano Named Senator for Life in Italy

Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano has just been named a Senator for Life by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The title—one of Italy's highest honors—provides the creative

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Glare from ‘Walkie Talkie’ Skyscraper Melts Parked Cars in London

Glare from ‘Walkie Talkie’ Skyscraper Melts Parked Cars in London

Developers of the unusually-shaped 525-foot, £200 million skyscraper under construction at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, are scrambling to find a solution after it was determined that glare from

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Khi Solar One: Abengoa Installs South Africa’s First Concentrating Solar Power Tower

Khi Solar One: Abengoa Installs South Africa’s First Concentrating Solar Power Tower

Seville CSP Tower via Shutterstock As South Africa works to generate 17,800 MW of renewable energy by 2030, Spanish firm Abengoa is installing two concentrating solar power plants in the

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11 Amazing, Offbeat Wedding Dresses for the Eco-Friendly Bride

11 Amazing, Offbeat Wedding Dresses for the Eco-Friendly Bride

Any bride-to-be who has ever spent time poring over pictures of gowns knows how hard it can be to find that perfect, unique garment. But these 11 offbeat wedding dresses go above and beyond to

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