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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EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

Palm Oil photo from Shutterstock There's been a great deal of buzz lately about palm oil — the edible oil largely sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia from the fruit of the oil palm, which can

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Australia’s Koala Listed as Threatened Species Due to Deforestation and Climate Change

Australia’s Koala Listed as Threatened Species Due to Deforestation and Climate Change

Koala photo from Shutterstock The popular Koala has officially been listed as a "threatened species" by the Australian government as the marsupial species faces dangers caused by urban

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Tesla and SolarCity Team Up to Create New Off-the-Grid Solar Power Storage System

Tesla and SolarCity Team Up to Create New Off-the-Grid Solar Power Storage System

Tesla may be best known for exceptionally good-looking electric sports cars, but their role in the automotive industry has honed their skills in battery-making too. Now, the company is teaming

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Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

The Gate (2004) © Cornelia Konrads Konrads works in the field of artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Rob Mullholland, responding to nature by presenting a way for the viewer, or more

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Foster + Partners Unveil New Steel Pyramid Passive Art Museum in Datong, China

Foster + Partners Unveil New Steel Pyramid Passive Art Museum in Datong, China

Foster + Partners just announced that they have broken ground on a new art museum in Datong's New City, in China. The distinctive 32,000 sq m museum will be largely submerged into the ground,

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Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for LEED Platinum Nordea Bank With Scandinavia’s Largest Trading Floor

Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for LEED Platinum Nordea Bank With Scandinavia’s Largest Trading Floor

The winning design adds to Henning Larsen Architects' recent string of successful bids - the eminent Danish firm also won a competition to design a new theater and zoo entrance in Emmen. Their

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Amazing Purple Crabs Discovered in Philippines Already Endangered by Mining Activities

Amazing Purple Crabs Discovered in Philippines Already Endangered by Mining Activities

Scientists from Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden and De La Salle University in Manila have discovered four new species of the extraordinarily colorful Insulamon freshwater crab on the

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Case of Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in California

Case of Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in California

A California dairy cow recently tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease. While the news has resurrected fears about the illness, the

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A Pair Travels from NYC to San Francisco by Electric Bike to Educate Americans on Green Transportation

A Pair Travels from NYC to San Francisco by Electric Bike to Educate Americans on Green Transportation

Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky thrive on adventure and share an enduring passion for the environment, so when Boris and his brother, Yevgeniy started EVELO, an electric bike company in

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Blown-Out Well Spills 2,000 Tons of Crude Oil into the Russian Arctic

Blown-Out Well Spills 2,000 Tons of Crude Oil into the Russian Arctic

Efforts to reopen a previously sealed oil well in the Russian Arctic caused up to 2,000 tons of crude to flow uncontrollably over a 37 hour period, covering an estimated 86,000 square feet of

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UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

Cutting back on packaging can yield huge environmental benefits by reducing materials while cutting carbon emissions from transporting needlessly bulky goods. With this in mind, UK Supermarket

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Tower Studio is a Stark Art Retreat on Canada’s Fogo Island

Tower Studio is a Stark Art Retreat on Canada’s Fogo Island

Called the Tower Studio, this geometric art retreat cuts a striking silhouette into the wild landscape of Fogo Island, which is one of the earliest inhabited areas of Canada. Designed

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Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

The first identifiable pieces of debris to be washed across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of last year's tsunami in Japan, a volleyball and a soccer ball, have reached the Alaskan coast.

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where

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Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now

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Olympic Medals Contain Metals from Mines Said to Cause Life-Threatening Pollution

Olympic Medals Contain Metals from Mines Said to Cause Life-Threatening Pollution

The 2012 London Olympics are just a few short months away, and being no stranger to controversy, it is already facing criticism over the sourcing of metals for its iconic medals. With the slogan

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EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

Today the EPA finally introduced long-delayed regulations requiring natural gas companies to utilize technologies that reduce or eliminate the emission of smog-forming volatile organic compounds

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10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

The unseasonably warm winter this past year has caused over 10,000 migrating birds to die from avian cholera in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The birds would typically rest and feed

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Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

In the wake of a bizarre array of extreme weather events throughout the United States, a study from Yale University has found that the majority of Americans have finally realized that yes,

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’85 Lamps’ Chandelier by Droog Gets Eco-Friendly LED Update

’85 Lamps’ Chandelier by Droog Gets Eco-Friendly LED Update

LED light bulbs have been lighting up everything from homes to art installations, and it seems even the most iconic light fixtures have been getting eco-friendly updates. Case in point:

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Henning Larsen Architects Win Competition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo

Henning Larsen Architects Win Competition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo

Henning Larsen Architects, working in partnership with the Dutch Van der Berg Groep, have won first prize in the competition to design a new Theater and Zoo entrance in Emmen, The Netherlands.

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Kjellgren Kaminsky’s Salongen 35 Passive House Apartments Complete Malmo’s Sustainable Development

Kjellgren Kaminsky’s Salongen 35 Passive House Apartments Complete Malmo’s Sustainable Development

Photo © Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture/Kasper Dudzik The building regulations of bo01 required the architects to embrace a "diversity of function, lush greenery and front line ecological

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London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

The upcoming London Olympics have been the source of much concern, as never before seen traffic levels are expected to bring the City's streets to a three week-long standstill. However staff at

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Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

It's hardly news that eating meat is a bad idea: it's long been recognized that the dietary choice is not only damaging to your health, but also a significant driving factor in global warming.

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human

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New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

© Adagp photographe Noelle Hoeppe Inaugurated by French President Nicholas Sarkozy in late 2011, the 20,000 sq m French embassy is the culmination of eight years of work. It serves as the

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Panasonic Unveils “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week

Panasonic Unveils “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week

The much-anticipated Milan Design Week kicks off on Monday, and Panasonic just sent us the first images of one particularly exciting project — Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata's

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“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

Activist-artist Raul Lemesoff’s “Arma De Instruccion Masiva“, or “Weapon of Mass Instruction,” may seem militant but it’s actually a peaceful mobile library.

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Italy Plans to Push Ahead with High-Speed Train Line Under the Alps

Italy Plans to Push Ahead with High-Speed Train Line Under the Alps

Italian Alps photo from Shutterstock Plans to build a high-speed train line from the Turin, in Northern Italy, under the Alps to the French city of Lyon have been a source of bitter

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Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

The cement manufacturing process has a staggering carbon footprint - said to be responsible for up to 7 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry releases around 9 lbs of carbon

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