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From the Ted Talk "Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture"

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The next thing is sodium chloride. You can also compress that into a building block, as they did here. This is a hotel in _______. And then after that, there are all sorts of compounds and elements that we can extract, like phosphates, that we need to get back into the desert _____ to fertilize them. And there's just about every element of the periodic _____ in ________. So it should be possible to extract valuable elements like lithium for high-performance batteries. And in parts of the Arabian Gulf, the seawater, the salinity is increasing ________ due to the discharge of waste _____ from desalination plants. And it's pushing the ecosystem close to collapse. Now we would be able to make use of all that waste brine. We could evaporate it to enhance the restorative benefits and capture the salts, transforming an urgent waste problem into a big ___________. Really the Sahara ______ Project is a model for how we could ______ zero-carbon food, abundant renewable energy in some of the most water-stressed parts of the ______ as well as reversing desertification in certain areas.

Solution

  1. create
  2. planet
  3. soils
  4. seawater
  5. brine
  6. forest
  7. steadily
  8. table
  9. bolivia
  10. opportunity

Original Text

The next thing is sodium chloride. You can also compress that into a building block, as they did here. This is a hotel in Bolivia. And then after that, there are all sorts of compounds and elements that we can extract, like phosphates, that we need to get back into the desert soils to fertilize them. And there's just about every element of the periodic table in seawater. So it should be possible to extract valuable elements like lithium for high-performance batteries. And in parts of the Arabian Gulf, the seawater, the salinity is increasing steadily due to the discharge of waste brine from desalination plants. And it's pushing the ecosystem close to collapse. Now we would be able to make use of all that waste brine. We could evaporate it to enhance the restorative benefits and capture the salts, transforming an urgent waste problem into a big opportunity. Really the Sahara Forest Project is a model for how we could create zero-carbon food, abundant renewable energy in some of the most water-stressed parts of the planet as well as reversing desertification in certain areas.

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Important Words

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