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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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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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Hopes to Establish 80,000 Person Colony On Mars

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Hopes to Establish 80,000 Person Colony On Mars

Newt Gingrich may have been decried as a lunatic when he declared his intent, if elected, to establish a colony on the moon — but he didn't have the astronautical chops of SpaceX founder Elon

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New Report Finds Major US Clothing Brands Are Fueling Modern-Day Slavery Through Negligence

New Report Finds Major US Clothing Brands Are Fueling Modern-Day Slavery Through Negligence

Photo from Shutterstock A new report by the California-based non-profit organization Not for Sale has found that many major fashion retailers, including Abercrombie and Fitch, Carters,

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Massoud Hassani’s Toy-Inspired Mine Kafon Detonates Landmines in War-Torn Areas

Massoud Hassani’s Toy-Inspired Mine Kafon Detonates Landmines in War-Torn Areas

Massoud Hassani's extraordinary Mine Kafon is a giant, wind-powered, bamboo-framed, toy-inspired sphere which—with the aid of GPS—rolls over unexploded landmines and tracks the clear, safer

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Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Designed for Method Homes by New York-based Bogue Trondowski Architects, the Paradigm series is planned in its entirety to be as low-impact as possible. Clad in FSC-certified western red cedar

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Check Out Architecture for Humanity’s Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Today in San Francisco

Check Out Architecture for Humanity’s Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Today in San Francisco

Today Architecture for Humanity‘s 3rd Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! conference is bringing San Francisco a schedule of panels and workshops that “bring together designers,

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Pacific Tokelau Island Chain Becomes World’s First Solar-Powered Nation

Pacific Tokelau Island Chain Becomes World’s First Solar-Powered Nation

Photo via Shutterstock The remote Pacific Island territory of Tokelau has officially become the world's first solar-powered nation! The population of 1,411 people decided to end their

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6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

When preparing for the arrival of the littlest member of the family, a crib is usually the largest of the big-ticket items on the shopping list. And if you're looking for something that is not

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The O2 Pursuit is an Air-Powered Motorcycle that Can Travel 62 Miles on a Single Charge

The O2 Pursuit is an Air-Powered Motorcycle that Can Travel 62 Miles on a Single Charge

Developed by Dean Benstead, a graduate RMIT University in Melbourne, the O2 Pursuit is a pretty extraordinary bike. With a range of about 62 miles per 'tank' and top speeds of 87 mph, the

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Greenpeace-Sponsored Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Outerwear by Many Popular Brands

Greenpeace-Sponsored Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Outerwear by Many Popular Brands

A study commissioned by Greenpeace Germany and conducted by two independent laboratories has found that many of the most popular outdoor clothing companies use toxic chemicals in their

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South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

Photo via Shutterstock South Africa, a historically coal-dependent nation, has approved an incredible $5.4 billion investment in renewable energy projects, which are predicted to be capable

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they

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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover—New Yorkers have certainly learned

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DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

The original instructions over at Hurley for this fabulously simple, spooky skull t-shirt are intended for adults, but we've found that it can also make the perfect thrifty, DIY attire the

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Terapia Urbana’s Vertical Garden Brightens a Seville Hospital with 40 Species of Lush Greenery

Terapia Urbana’s Vertical Garden Brightens a Seville Hospital with 40 Species of Lush Greenery

Terapia Urbana, a company founded by architects and engineers at the University of Seville has installed this beautiful vertical garden at the USP Sagrado Corazón Clinic in Spain. The first

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5 Colorful and Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins—Without Carving!

5 Colorful and Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins—Without Carving!

Halloween is a fantastic time to exercise your creative DIY skills—but carving up those slippery gourds can prove a little precarious for even the most savvy of adults, and its likely not an

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The Victorian Station Project Proposes a Green Park Renovation of an Aged London Train Station

The Victorian Station Project Proposes a Green Park Renovation of an Aged London Train Station

Nelly Fuentes and Ian M. Ellis proposed a lush green renovation of London's antiquated Victoria Station for London's recent Green Infrastructure Ideas Competition. Hosted by the Garden Museum,

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GIVEAWAY: Win this Stylish Cruelty-Free Carryall from Matt and Nat (Worth $185!)

GIVEAWAY: Win this Stylish Cruelty-Free Carryall from Matt and Nat (Worth $185!)

The Raylan Sm by Matt and Nat is a chic vegan bag that can serve a multitude of purposes. Whether you're packing for a weekend getaway, seeking an attractive diaper bag, or looking for a secure

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FILTER is an Elegant Zero-Waste, Flat-Pack Lamp by Bijl Architecture

FILTER is an Elegant Zero-Waste, Flat-Pack Lamp by Bijl Architecture

Bijl Architecture Studio's FILTER light is an intelligent flat-pack lamp design developed with the use of advanced modelling techniques. The holistic light fitting is constructed entirely from

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HOW TO: Make Festive and Delicious Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Donuts this Fall

HOW TO: Make Festive and Delicious Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Donuts this Fall

With Halloween just a few short weeks away and pumpkin patches abound, many of us will be carving up creative jack o' lanterns; but what to do with all that scooped-out pulp? If you're looking

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Nicole Dextras Creates Little Green Dresses that Transform Foliage into Fine Compostable Fashion

Nicole Dextras Creates Little Green Dresses that Transform Foliage into Fine Compostable Fashion

Created by artist and designer Nicole Dextras, the Little Green Dress Projekt is a collection of twenty one gorgeous dresses crafted from finely-woven palms, leaves and berries. Recently

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V3Solar’s Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics

V3Solar’s Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics

If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day, there

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Esthetica Showcases 15 Groundbreaking Green Designers at London Fashion Week

Esthetica Showcases 15 Groundbreaking Green Designers at London Fashion Week

Now in its seventh year, the Esthetica Showcase at the Spring 2013 London Fashion Week once again brought groundbreaking eco-fashion by green designers from around the world to the British

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Pink Slime Manufacturer Beef Products Inc Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

Pink Slime Manufacturer Beef Products Inc Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

Raw Hambuger Photo via Shutterstock South Dakota meat processor Beef Products, Inc (BPI) has responded aggressively to reports earlier this year that exposed the stomach-churning contents of

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Activists Stage Flash “Faint-Ins” at Clothing Stores in Europe to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

Activists Stage Flash “Faint-Ins” at Clothing Stores in Europe to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

Cheap fashion often comes at a high price for the sweatshop workers who create the garments, which is why activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign took to clothing stores throughout Europe last

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The Bone Yard Project Enlivens Derelict Military Aircraft with Street Art

The Bone Yard Project Enlivens Derelict Military Aircraft with Street Art

Nunca's transformation of a DC3 is among the most striking of the painted aircraft—the plane itself adopts the markings of an eagle, carrying men alongside it presenting a fantastical,

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World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

Baca Architects and ZM Architecture have teamed up with Floating Concepts to design what has been dubbed the world's first "floating leisure village" at Canting Docks in Glasgow. The Scottish

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Vladimir Putin Takes to the Skies in Bid to Lead Endangered Siberian Crane Migration

Vladimir Putin Takes to the Skies in Bid to Lead Endangered Siberian Crane Migration

As reported by the Guardian, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unlikely attempt yesterday to lead endangered cranes born in captivity in the Arctic north along their migration path to

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