Building a Solarpunk Future

Our future as a species depends on a sustainable revolution. How can we transform our cities and lives to protect planet earth?
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Dive into the world’s first underwater garden 
An underwater garden off the coast of Italy is introducing the world to a new type of sustainable agriculture.
Sponge cities: a solarpunk future by 2030Watch
Cities turning themselves into sponges? See how cities like Berlin are leading the trend.
cultured oil
This lab-grown cooking oil could replace vegetable oil 
Zero Acre Farms is using fermentation to create a cultured oil that’s healthier and more sustainable than traditional cooking oils.
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An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race?

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$26K solar car now has a factory — and will roll out this year 
Solar car startup Aptera has purchased a factory where its vehicles will be carried from station to station by autonomous robots.
This little robot is cleaning up beaches, one cigarette butt at a time 
Robot litter picker, the BeachBot, uses artificial intelligence to detect trash like cigarette butts and help clean up beaches.
Tapping into the million-year energy source below our feet
Quaise Energy wants to repurpose coal and gas plants into deep geothermal wells by using X-rays to melt rock.
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Artificial photosynthesis lets us grow plants in total darkness 
A new artificial photosynthesis technique could boost crop yields on existing farms or allow us to grow plants in new locations — like space.
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You can ride this “flying” electric ferry in 2023 
Stockholm is piloting a “flying” electric ferry that’s expected to cut commute times in half and make public transportation more sustainable.
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The innovators of Copenhagen architecture are pioneering new solutions to urban living challenges, from floating parks to man-made islands.
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The world's first floating 3D printed house
A group in the Czech Republic is using a 3D printing robot to construct what it claims will be the world’s first floating 3D printed house.
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A startup described as the “IKEA of houses” is determined to make beautifully-designed, energy efficient homes affordable for everyone.
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