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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12-Year-Old Sicily Kolbeck is Building Her Very Own Solar-Powered Tiny House

12-Year-Old Sicily Kolbeck is Building Her Very Own Solar-Powered Tiny House

When most grade school students embark on a construction project, it’s not usually on quite the scale of a fully-functional residence—but that’s exactly what 12-year-old Sicily

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Graphene-Based Solar Cells Could Yield 60% Efficiency

Graphene-Based Solar Cells Could Yield 60% Efficiency

Graphene model by James Hedberg While silicon has long been the standard for commercial solar cells, new research from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain has shown that

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Green esCAPE Playhouse Provides an Amazing Backyard Haven for Nature-Loving Kids

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6 Incredibly Disgusting Additives Found in Everyday Foods

6 Incredibly Disgusting Additives Found in Everyday Foods

The recent scandal over horse meat found in “beef” products in the UK has sent a wave of disgust and panic through the country and beyond — while last year’s uncovering of

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The Designer Baby Debate: Should We Allow Genetic Engineering of Babies in the US?

The Designer Baby Debate: Should We Allow Genetic Engineering of Babies in the US?

Image via Shutterstock Genetic engineering is a sensitive and controversial topic, and nowhere more so than in the case of “designer babies.” Last week Intelligence Squared hosted an

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The Ridekick Electric Child Trailer Makes it Easy to Bike With Your Kids in Tow

The Ridekick Electric Child Trailer Makes it Easy to Bike With Your Kids in Tow

Ridekick International, a Colorado-based group whose mission is to encourage people to replace short car trips with bicycle rides has come up with a handy solution for parents who might be

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“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

The denim industry has a phenomenal impact on the environment. Traditional cotton jeans carry a substantial carbon footprint with each single pair requiring 42 liters of water, along with up to

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Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind

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V3Solar’s Spin Cell Cones Could Produce Electricity for the Insanely Low Cost of Eight Cents per kWh

V3Solar’s Spin Cell Cones Could Produce Electricity for the Insanely Low Cost of Eight Cents per kWh

When V3Solar released information about their Spin Cell photovoltaic cones last year, the details already looked remarkably impressive; they have a smaller physical footprint than flat

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Why Google’s Autonomous Cars Probably Won’t Kill the Auto Industry

Why Google’s Autonomous Cars Probably Won’t Kill the Auto Industry

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World’s Largest Wind Energy Storage System Launches in Texas

World’s Largest Wind Energy Storage System Launches in Texas

North Carolina-based Duke Energy just flipped the switch on what the company claims is the world's largest battery power storage system. Situated at their Notrees wind farm in western Texas, the

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Japan’s Ne Quittez Pas Restaurant Serves Up High-End Dishes Made of Dirt

Photo via Shutterstock It's not unusual for chefs to resort to highly bizarre ingredients in an effort to provide a unique, avant garde dining experience, but one French restaurant in Japan

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Australia Could be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy Within 10 Years

Australia Could be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy Within 10 Years

Photo via Shutterstock It's perhaps a bit surprising that Australia—with its sunny self-presentation—is not only the world's largest exporter of coal, but at 28 billion tonnes of CO2 per

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US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration, production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology, regulation and common sense, but that doesn't appear

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New Study Finds Sharp Emissions Cuts Could Reduce Climate Change Damage by Two-Thirds

New Study Finds Sharp Emissions Cuts Could Reduce Climate Change Damage by Two-Thirds

Photo via Shutterstock In the wake of several studies which state that the world is now headed towards irreversible climate change, the Waker Institute for Climate Change Research at the

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Beijing Smog ‘Beyond Index’ as Air Pollution Recorded at Over 30 Times Safe Levels

While transparency regarding air quality data may still be relatively new to China, Sunday marked the third day of record-breaking, and remarkably dangerous smog in Beijing. Residents of the

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Inhabitat Named One of 10 “Pinners to Follow” in 2013 by The Honest Company — Check Out Our Boards!

Inhabitat Named One of 10 “Pinners to Follow” in 2013 by The Honest Company — Check Out Our Boards!

Whether you’re looking for the coolest in + Honest Company’s 10 Pinners to Follow in 2013

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Bandu: A Stress-Detecting Wristwatch To Help You Slow Down, Chill Out

Bandu: A Stress-Detecting Wristwatch To Help You Slow Down, Chill Out

It can be hard to know exactly when and how to chill out when you're becoming agitated and stressed, but Boston-based health device company Neumitra has developed a device that just might help

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How to Prevent Violence by Supporting At-Risk Kids

How to Prevent Violence by Supporting At-Risk Kids

Photo via Shutterstock The tragedy that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th left much of the nation shaken—and searching for answers as to how such a violent act could

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Quantum Stealth Camouflage is a Hi-Tech Invisibility Cloak

Quantum Stealth Camouflage is a Hi-Tech Invisibility Cloak

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New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Food allergies have become an increasing concern over recent years, especially for new parents. A study found that between 1997 and 2007, the rate of food

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16 Ethical Gifts for Animal Lovers

16 Ethical Gifts for Animal Lovers

Looking for a little seasonal inspiration when it comes to buying a gift for the animal lover in your life? We've tracked down some of the best (and cutest) in cruelty-free luxuries that are

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Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The

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China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

Mars image from Shutterstock As more and more (and more) groups announce their intent to venture to Mars, it's perhaps inevitable that we'd see some fairly odd life-sustaining science

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Nail House: Chinese Home That Stood In Center of New Highway is Demolished

Nail House: Chinese Home That Stood In Center of New Highway is Demolished

The iconic 'nail house'—whose owners stood firm as redevelopment swallowed up surrounding residences—has been demolished. Located in China's Zhejiang Province, the home quickly became a

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DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

The holidays are the time when many of us get together and spend time as a family — and what better way to excite the kids by surprising them each day with a specially planned activity. This

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects—they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no

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JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train

JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train

Japan's JR Central Railway Company just unveiled a prototype of its new floating maglev train, which is capable of traveling at speeds over 310mph! Due to go into service in 2027, the train will

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Ocean Animals Are Dissolving Due to Rapid Acidification Caused by Carbon Emissions

Ocean Animals Are Dissolving Due to Rapid Acidification Caused by Carbon Emissions

A recent study has uncovered the first evidence that chemical changes in the world's oceans due to an influx of CO2 is causing the shells of some sea animals to dissolve. The study was conducted

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Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi

Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi

Bulgarian environmental artist Christo has draped an inexplicable array of landscapes and objects in a distinctive orange hue since the 1960s - but few of his installations have been as

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