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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

13 June 2022

Rooftop gardens can help reduce heat in cities, new study shows

A recent study by NASA published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society has shown that due to an effect called the “urban heat island,” temperatures […]
13 June 2022

These emerging technologies could boost renewable energy storage capacity up to 3,000% by 2050

A recent report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has outlined 3 emerging technologies that could boost the US’ renewable energy storage capacity up to […]
13 June 2022

US lifts Covid-19 testing requirement for inbound travellers entering the country

On Sunday, June 12, the U.S. lifted Covid-19 pre-departure testing requirement for travellers entering the country. Air travelers no longer need to present a negative Covid-19 […]
10 June 2022

Blue Origin’s NS-21 crew in awe after first flight into space

On Saturday June 4th, Blue Origin‘s New Shepard spacecraft carried six new tourists into space in a ten-minute flight that marked the fifth successful manned mission […]
6 June 2022

New York’s LaGuardia airport $8 billion makeover revealed

LaGuardia airport in New York City celebrated its $8 billion reconstruction last Wednesday.  The airport now includes a 1.3 million-square foot Delta Air Lines terminal—the largest […]
3 June 2022

US travel industry presses White House to scrap pre-travel testing

US airlines and travel industry are pushing the White House to end pre-travel testing for vaccinated international travellers. 1. Pre-testing to fly to the US While […]
1 June 2022

This electric taxiing system could save airlines thousands of jet fuel gallons

On Tuesday May 24th, Green Taxi, Inc, (GTI) announced it has acquired an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) patent for its electric air taxi technology. The Dallas-based […]
31 May 2022

Delta to ‘strategically decrease’ flights in the US and Latin America this summer

On Thursday May 27th, Delta announced that it will “strategically” adjust its flight schedule during the northern summer. Between July 1st and August 7th, it will […]
30 May 2022

Boeing’s Starliner uncrewed spacecraft successfully completes test flight

NASA and Boeing safely landed the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Wednesday, 25 May, in the desert of the western United States, completing the uncrewed Orbital […]
30 May 2022

Healthy baby girl delivered mid-flight in the US

A healthy baby was delivered mid-flight last week by a Frontier Airlines flight attendant. The unusual birth, which has been reported in several US media outlets, […]
30 May 2022

New survey reveals that 73% of Americans are planning to travel this summer

A potential inflation and a lingering pandemic will not stop most American travelers from visiting popular destinations during the summer, according to a new survey by […]
26 May 2022

California is getting a new state park in San Joaquin Valley

A new park in California could join the golden state’s long list of recreation and leisure options. For the first time in 13 years, California will […]
16 May 2022

Is customer satisfaction in air travel going down in the US?

The crowds are back at US airports. The empty middle seats are occupied again and airlines in North America are raising ticket prices in response to […]
12 May 2022

Passenger with no piloting experience manages to land a plane in the US

On Tuesday May 10th, a passenger without any experience as a pilot managed to safely land a private aircraft at the Palm Beach International Airport in […]
11 May 2022

United Airlines orders 50 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel for Amsterdam airport

United Airlines, which has invested in more sustainable fuel production than any other airline in the world, became the first US airline to sign an international […]
11 May 2022

SpaceX to bring humans to Mars before the end of the decade

SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell announced that within five or six years, people will reach Mars before the end of the decade. Shotwell […]
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