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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7 Summertime Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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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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US Utilities Fear Obsolescence as Off-Grid Solar Power Rises

US Utilities Fear Obsolescence as Off-Grid Solar Power Rises

Photo via Shutterstock There's a common belief that even as solar power takes off, utility companies will retain their hold on energy markets as the need for standard electrical grids remain.

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3D-Textured Solar Cells to be Tested on the International Space Station

3D-Textured Solar Cells to be Tested on the International Space Station

In one of the first experiments to take place on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS), a new type of 3D-textured solar cell will soak up 16 sunrises everyday from the "back

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New, Cheaper Tesla EV to Hit the Market by 2017, Says Elon Musk

New, Cheaper Tesla EV to Hit the Market by 2017, Says Elon Musk

As the Tesla Model S sedan rockets in popularity and sales, and as the electric automaker begins to turn a profit, Elon Musk just announced that the next Tesla production model will go on sale

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Oxford University 3D-Prints Synthetic Tissue From Oil and Water

Oxford University 3D-Prints Synthetic Tissue From Oil and Water

A team of scientists at Oxford University has used a custom 3D printer to successfully create synthetic tissue that mimics properties of living tissue. Unlike projects underway by Organovo, the

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Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Photo via Shutterstock In recent years undercover recordings of horrific abuses against animals have proven instrumental in prosecuting farms that, often systematically, mistreat their

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TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

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Folding Lotus Mobile Solar Array Provides Pop-Up Power Generation

Folding Lotus Mobile Solar Array Provides Pop-Up Power Generation

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Exxon Will Not Pay for Cleanup of 12,000 Barrels of Crude in Arkansas as Leak is Not “Oil”

Photo via Shutterstock Due to a thirty-year-old law, Exxon will not be paying into the federal fund that will pay for the cleanup of 12,000 barrels of crude oil that leaked from its Pegasus

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Caffeine-Addicted E. Coli Bacteria Could Decontaminate Coffee-Ridden Wastewater

Caffeine-Addicted E. Coli Bacteria Could Decontaminate Coffee-Ridden Wastewater

Photo via Shutterstock The news that the Pacific Ocean is polluted with coffee, or rather, caffeine in general, was pretty baffling. But one research team has developed a solution that may be

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Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015

Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015

Photo via Shutterstock After reaching record levels of production in 2012, the world's wind power capacity is projected to grow to reach 300,000 MW by the end of 2013. With major projects

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Denmark Now 25 Percent Powered by Offshore Wind, Aims to Double Capacity by 2020

Photo via Shutterstock Denmark has an impressive track record when it comes to the adoption of renewable energy, and the nation has been working quickly to develop its substantial offshore

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The iBot is Apple’s Latest Move into Home Entertainment

The Apple rumor-mill is buzzing again, this time over plans for a new device that will really have legs. Actually, mostly arms: Apple's iBot is still in early prototype stages, and focus has

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