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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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!

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

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

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Renzo Piano Named Senator for Life in Italy

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State of Emergency Declared in San Francisco as Wildfire Threatens Power, Water

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Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

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Student Develops Match Cooking System to Help People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Prepare Meals

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Three-Year-Old Budding Photographer Displays Incredible Work at Nigerian Gallery

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool Today

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Dangerous Heat and Storms to Peak Today in Northeastern US

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Keystone XL Could Raise Gasoline Prices by 40 Cents Per Gallon, Report Finds

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7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

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Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill

Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill

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India Outlaws All Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Their Ingredients

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

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

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15 Apparel Brands Who Have Not Signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord

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Brazil Annouces 84% Reduction in Amazon Deforestation

Brazil Annouces 84% Reduction in Amazon Deforestation

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Wells Have Been Leaking Since 2004 Hurricane

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Miniature Lille Huset Dollhouses are Cute and Customizable Craft Projects

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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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