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.

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 […]
28 July 2022

Train cars could capture carbon directly from the air

Researchers from the US based train start-up CO2Rail, in partnership with the University of Toronto, have published a paper in the Joule journal, demonstrating how modified […]
25 July 2022

Groundbreaking research to make carbon-neutral jet fuel a reality by using sunlight

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to produce aviation fuel.  The research published in the journal Joule, could […]
19 July 2022

How can Azerbaijan help counter the European gas crisis?

Europe just forged a new partnership with Azerbaijan to secure supply of natural gas to the bloc. 1. EU signs MoU with Azerbaijan While Russia is […]
15 July 2022

EU invests nearly €2 billion in clean tech projects

The European Union (EU) announced a third round of awards under the Innovation Fund, which contemplates nearly €2 billion for clean tech projects to drive the […]
14 July 2022

Shell to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen plant in the Netherlands

Shell Nederland and Shell Overseas Investments, subsidiaries of Shell plc, have agreed to build a renewable hydrogen plant in the Netherlands, Holland Hydrogen I, a facility […]
12 July 2022

Germany passes law to increase wind energy capacity

The German Parliament adopted a new Onshore Wind Law which aims to expand onshore wind by a massive 10 GW a year from 2025. In line […]
12 July 2022

Finland’s new sand battery system could provide heating for a whole district

Finland has launched the world’s first batter made out of sand. It could help solve one of renewable energy’s biggest challenges, which is how to ensure […]
11 July 2022

India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution

India has banned single-use plastics. It’s now illegal to make, import or distribute a range of items from plastic cutlery to straws, and packing film to […]
11 July 2022

Windows are one step closer to harvesting solar energy

The emerging technology that will allow skyscrapers to generate their own power has taken another step forward, with researchers in Australia increasing the energy efficiency and […]
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