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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India Outlaws All Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Their Ingredients

India Outlaws All Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Their Ingredients

Photo via Shutterstock In a bold and historic move, India has become the first South Asian nation to ban all animal testing for cosmetics. On Friday the Drug Controller General announced the

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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic Bag photo via Shutterstock Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban single-use plastic

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Fashion Victims: Spanish Artist Protests Unethical Treatment of Garment Workers in Live Street Performance

This month, Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez brought a stark representation of Bangladesh's horrific Rana Plaza building collapse to a packed shopping district in Milan with a "live" performance

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All-Solid Lithium Sulfur Battery Stores Four Times as Much Energy as Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers at the DoE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a lithium sulfur battery that is not only cheaper and safer than lithium ion batteries, but it can store four times

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15 Apparel Brands Who Have Not Signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord

15 Apparel Brands Who Have Not Signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord

Following the deaths of 1,127 garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh on April 24, more than 40 of the world's leading apparel brands have signed the Accord on Fire

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Lollyphile’s Breast Milk Lollipops Are a Surprising Treat for Adventerous Candy Lovers

Lollyphile’s Breast Milk Lollipops Are a Surprising Treat for Adventerous Candy Lovers

Texas-based candy company Lollyphile has created an unusual treat for adventurous candy lovers: breast milk lollipops. Following in the wake of breast milk ice cream, cheese, milkshakes,

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Brazil Annouces 84% Reduction in Amazon Deforestation

Brazil Annouces 84% Reduction in Amazon Deforestation

Photo via Shutterstock Brazil just released some encouraging figures that suggest the government has been able to drastically reduce the rate of deforestation in the Amazon. According to

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Wells Have Been Leaking Since 2004 Hurricane

Gulf of Mexico Oil Wells Have Been Leaking Since 2004 Hurricane

Photo © On Wings of Care When Hurricane Ivan coursed through the Gulf of Mexico in 2004, it knocked out operations at a Taylor Energy Company platform and ruptured several well heads in the

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Miniature Lille Huset Dollhouses are Cute and Customizable Craft Projects

Miniature Lille Huset Dollhouses are Cute and Customizable Craft Projects

Alyson Beaton’s adorable Lille Huset Dollhouses are miniature dollhouses that kids can create, color and customize as a simple, rewarding craft activity. Translating into "little house” in

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The Retyrement Plan Creates Indestructable Ottomans from Old Tires and Recycled Plastic

The Retyrement Plan Creates Indestructable Ottomans from Old Tires and Recycled Plastic

The Retyrement Plan is a collection of outdoor weatherproof furniture items created from old, discarded automobile tires and recycled plastics. Anu Tandon Viera creates a woven upholstery of

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Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Photo via Shutterstock A new report by the Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States has revealed that over 5,000 children's products contain toxic chemicals associated with cancer, hormone

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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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7 Summertime Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

With summertime adventures often come scratches, bites, stings and other minor wounds from interactions with nature. While such things certainly shouldn't deter kids—and parents—from playing

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Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs kicked off yesterday morning with over 30 Brooklyn-based designers showcasing their latest work at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO. Inhabitat was on the scene checking out some

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Be Downgraded From World Heritage Site

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Be Downgraded From World Heritage Site

Photo via Shutterstock The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned the Australian government on Saturday that it may downgrade the World Heritage

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DIY Gift Idea: Create Glass Jar Picture Frames for Mother’s Day

DIY Gift Idea: Create Glass Jar Picture Frames for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just a week away, and if you're looking for a simple DIY gift, these recycled glass jar picture frames are not only easy to make, but they can make for cool keepsakes and

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High Fructose Corn Syrup May Be Tied to Bee Colony Collapse

High Fructose Corn Syrup May Be Tied to Bee Colony Collapse

Photo via Shutterstock Colony Collapse Disorder, which is causing a significant decline in bee populations, has been associated with everything from pesticides to cell phones. And while it's

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New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand

New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand

As the clean tech and electric vehicle industries grow, there is an ever greater demand for lithium - the key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used to store energy in EVs, laptop

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Organovo 3D-Prints the World’s First Tiny Human Livers

Organovo 3D-Prints the World’s First Tiny Human Livers

San Diego-based bioprinting company Organovo has successfully created functional 3D-printed livers—albeit very, very tiny ones. At half a millimeter deep by four millimeters wide, the livers

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World’s Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Planned for China

World’s Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Planned for China

Lockheed Martin just announced plans to partner with the Reignwood Group to construct the world's largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant off the coast of southern China. The OTEC

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Giant Rat-Sized Snails Invade Florida

Giant Rat-Sized Snails Invade Florida

Florida's not having the best of luck when it comes to invasive—and in cases, unnerving—creatures. After giant Burmese pythons appeared in the state, there came warnings of super-sized

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Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create an

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

Earth Day 2013 takes place on Monday, April 22nd, and activities and events to celebrate our planet and mother earth will be taking place throughout the weekend. If you're looking to celebrate

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Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Photo via Shutterstock A new study by the Environmental Working Group has found that close to 50 percent of supermarket meat products in the US are tainted with so-called superbugs—strains

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Heavy Rainfall in Chicago Causes Sewage to Spew into Lake Michigan

Heavy Rainfall in Chicago Causes Sewage to Spew into Lake Michigan

Heavy rain overwhelmed Chicago's aged infrastructure yesterday, causing sewage to back up into homes and burst through manhole covers in the middle of the street. The videos make for pretty

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Fisker Debts Pile Up as Landlord and Web Designer Claim $700,000 in Unpaid Bills

Fisker Debts Pile Up as Landlord and Web Designer Claim $700,000 in Unpaid Bills

The past few weeks have seen a rapid unraveling of Fisker Automotive's stability, as CEO Henrik Fisker announced his resignation, bankruptcy rumors swirled and the company laid off 75 percent of

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New Leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Raises Yet More Safety Concerns

New Leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Raises Yet More Safety Concerns

Efforts to repair damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant in Japan suffered yet another setback on Sunday when workers found a small leak in pipes leading from the facility's cooling

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Solar Power Comprised 100% of Utility Electricity Added to US Grid in March

Solar Power Comprised 100% of Utility Electricity Added to US Grid in March

Photo via Shutterstock March marked a historic month for renewable energy, as for first time ever 100% of new utility electricity generation added to the US grid came from solar power.

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HOW TO: Make Delicious No-Cook Vegan Fudge in Just 10 Minutes

HOW TO: Make Delicious No-Cook Vegan Fudge in Just 10 Minutes

Fudge is pretty much a candy comfort food staple, and making a fresh batch at home can make that chocolatey goodness even more satisfying. But if you're adhering to a strict vegan diet, or just

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

While the Smart Home is aiming for LEED Gold certification, it is arguably not what one might typically expect from a green home, (and HGTV makes this distinction—see more info on this here).

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