Belgium is going to build this artificial donut island as a giant and not edible battery for storing surplus wind energy.
By 2023, Turkey wants to dig itself a new canal connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It'll involve moving a billion cubic meters of dirt from somewhere to somewhere else, and if that somewhere else ends up being a new island like one Turkish developer wants, it would form a beautiful, sustainable paradise for hundreds of thousands of people.
Yesterday, the Royal New Zealand Air Force spotted a gigantic mass made from volcanic pumice rocks floating in the south Pacific. The total area of the "island" is about 9,000 square miles, or about the same size as New Jersey (and larger than Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island or the entire nation of Israel).
Seeing as man-made theme islands have all worked out so well in the past, a new marine-themed hotel is under development in Qatar. And what better way to experience marine life than by putting a $500 million construction project in the middle of a marine reserve?