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.

23 August 2022

Leisure sailing no longer allowed on Flemish waterways due to drought and high temperatures

From Monday August 22nd, recreational boating are no longer be allowed on waterways with little or no commercial traffic, the agency that manages Flanders’ waterways (De […]
22 August 2022

Portugal to boost green hydrogen production with €10 million grant for Fusion Fuel

A Portuguese-based company developing green hydrogen solutions received a €10 million grant to expand the production of green hydrogen — defined as hydrogen produced by splitting […]
18 August 2022

Over the past 60 years, the global forest area per capita has declined by 60%

Our planet is wonderful but it’s also rapidly changing. As a human species, we are responsible for a lot of those changes and certainly not always […]
18 August 2022

Global warming melts Swiss mountain pass unseen since Roman times

In Switzerland, between the Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron mountains, the Col de Tsanfleuron pass has been covered by ice for over 2,000 years. Just in 2012 […]
18 August 2022

Drought unveils Ancient Welsh village from the XIX century

The water level in the village’s reservoir is so low that old Llanwddyn has reemerged, revealing the foundations of lost buildings, a bridge and dry-stone walls. […]
18 August 2022

This Dutch town is using bubbles to trap plastic pollution from rivers before they reach the ocean

The Dutch town of Katwijk is using bubbles to trap plastic trash in rivers with creative and innovative technique. Air is pumped through a perforated tube […]
17 August 2022

Where does the EU energy come from?

The energy available in the European Union (EU) comes from energy produced in the EU and from energy imported from third countries. 1. Energy mix According […]
16 August 2022
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Why climate change is a tragedy of the commons

We have known about the chemistry and physics of human-induced climate change since the end of the 19th century. In 1896, a Swedish scientist, Svante Arrhenius, […]
12 August 2022

US fuel retailers criticize SAF tax credit

Lawmakers in the Unites States are proposing a tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), but fuel retailers are criticizing it, saying SAF is actually less […]
10 August 2022

7 energy-saving lessons the world can learn from Japan

Europe is battling an energy crisis as Russia reduces its gas supply. With its recent history of reduced energy availability, Japan can teach Europe and the […]
10 August 2022

More than 60% of Europe in danger of serious drought

Recent data released by the European Drought Observatory show that about 60% of Europe and the United Kingdom is currently in danger of drought. In mid-July, […]
10 August 2022

Lagos. It may soon be impossible to live in Africa’s most populous city

The city of Lagos, Nigeria, might soon be uninhabitable, studies predict. With flooding on the rise, residents of the second most populous city in Africa fear […]
8 August 2022

Hydropower plant under the Alps could help secure Europe’s energy supply

Europe is struggling with an energy crisis at the moment. As the content tries become independent form Russian oil, it turns on the one hand to […]
4 August 2022

Where to go in Europe to enjoy the best air quality?

Breathing. It’s something we don’t really actively think about but we do it a lot. On average, we breathe in and out about 22.000 times a […]
3 August 2022

Research reveals more efficient and affordable green hydrogen production method

A Curtin University research has identified a new, cheaper and more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water that could one day open new avenues […]
1 August 2022

Portugal lays down measures to reduce tourism water consumption in the Algarve region

This year Portugal has already seen the fourth hottest and fifth driest winter since records began in 1931. 1. Severe drought High-record temperatures and less rain […]