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.

18 April 2023

3.4 million tons of carbon stored in Arctic, new study finds

Scientists have discovered the world’s biggest cumulative logjam which represents a very large source of carbon storage in the Arctic. A new study led by researchers […]
14 April 2023

What can be done to reduce emissions from heating?

Heat is a great challenge in the fight against climate change, making up half the world’s total energy consumption and contributing more than 40% of global […]
11 April 2023

Younger generations are six times more likely to own solar panels

Younger generations are six times more likely to own solar panels with 29% of millennial homeowners (ages 25-40) reporting to own them as compared to only […]
6 April 2023

Rising temperatures in the Mediterranean could drive extra tourism to Belgium

A climatologist suggests that rising temperatures in the Mediterranean could turn northern European countries, such as Belgium, into tourism hotspots. 1. South vs North Xavier Fettweis, […]
3 April 2023

France to switch off overnight digital advertising to reduce energy consumption

On Monday March 27th, it was announced that French airports, subway and railway stations would turn off overnight luminous advertising devices in an effort to reduce […]
29 March 2023

Maritime sector to reduce GHG emissions by 80% as of 2050

EU lawmakers agreed to gradually reduce big ships’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2% as of 2025 and by 80% as of 2050, in a push […]
28 March 2023

Almost 41% of US’ electricity came from zero-carbon energy sources in 2022

For the first time ever, power capacity from clean energy sources comprised 40.6% of the US electricity mix in 2022 — with nuclear being regarded as […]
24 March 2023

Thailand will feature the world’s largest solar rooftop

The work is is currently under construction in the Falken Tyre manufacturing facility, in Thailand, and it will feature the largest rooftop installation worldwide: a solar […]
21 March 2023

Melting of large Alaskan Glacier poses serious threat to the US

A detailed “body scan” of Malaspina Glacier, one of Alaska’s most iconic glaciers, revealed that its bulk lies below sea level and is undercut by channels […]
21 March 2023

Net Zero by 2050 is dangerous, really dangerous

Yesterday the IPCC Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report was published. That’s right, the sixth. The seventh will not be published until after 2030. Scanning […]
16 March 2023

Air pollution below safe levels in 99% of planet’s land surface, new study shows

A new study on global daily levels of air pollution shows that practically every location on Earth has very poor quality air. The study shows that […]
15 March 2023

Meet 4 startups working to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources

Many startups are playing a crucial role in the energy transition by developing new technologies, business models, and strategies to help accelerate the adoption of renewable […]
15 March 2023

China lays out plans to invest $5.1bn in a green hydrogen plant in Egypt

The announcement was made during a meeting of the Egyptian cabinet, on 9 March, attended by China Energy chairman Song Hailiang. 1. China Energy Engineering Corporation […]
13 March 2023

Antarctic sea ice levels reach record low, new report shows

Sea ice extent in Antarctica reached a record low in February of this year, according to the latest report from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), […]
10 March 2023

Australian researchers might have found a solution to recycle solar panels

Solar panels are made up of several materials, including glass, metal, and plastic. While recycling solar panels is possible, it can be challenging due to the […]
9 March 2023

Belgian business venture to build world’s first artificial island in the North Sea

The Belgian consortium Jan De Nul and DEME won the tender for the construction of the world’s first artificial energy island in the North Sea. The […]