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

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Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom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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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, architects, real

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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, 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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