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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.

17 November 2021

Scientists have found a way to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2040

On October 20th of this year, the non-profit foundation The Ocean Cleanup announced that its System 002, the technology behind the largest ocean cleanup project ever, […]
16 November 2021

SpaceX’s alarm was triggered by a toilet failure on an all-tourist space flight

SpaceX’s historic mission, with an all-civilian crew aboard, was a success. Except for a minor problem with the toilet aboard Crew Dragon. Benji Reed, director of […]
16 November 2021

6 sinking cities at risk of disappearing

With rising global temperatures, low-lying coastal cities are experiencing more and more devastating events. Most cities are sinking due to a combination of increasing sea levels […]
16 November 2021

Israel’s third doses proved successful

Last week, experts in Israel allowed the vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11. Israel was also the first country to offer a third dose – […]
16 November 2021

Aviation made little, if any, progress at COP26

The Climate Action Tracker has warned that warned that the “good news” of the potential impact of announced net zero targets was bringing false hope to […]
16 November 2021

Passengers want to use biometrics to speed up processes and eliminate queuing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which delivered two main conclusions: Passengers want to use biometric identification […]
16 November 2021

Chile’s Atacama desert dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers

Child labor and inadequate wages are well-known issues of the fast fashion industry, but not many people are aware of the effects that the clothing industry […]
15 November 2021

BOGA: An alliance to phase out oil and gas production

During last week’s COP26 negotiations, a group of countries has committed to gradually end the production of oil and gas. The group aims to stop new […]
15 November 2021

COP26: New global climate deal don’t go far enough to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The […]
15 November 2021

Global airport industry showcases increased climate ambition at COP26

On the occasion of the COP26 side-event co-hosted by ACI World and ACI EUROPE, the global airport industry marked progress towards Net Zero CO2. In particular, […]
15 November 2021
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European cities to empower their local community in the future of tourism

The new project “Time for DEMOCRACY” gathered 17 lead urban destinations to improve and expand citizen activation in tourism development, including the challenges and imperatives of […]
15 November 2021

COP26: Airport industry announces solar farm plans and hydrogen fuelled flights

Under the auspices of COP26 in Glasgow, the airport industry reiterated its global commitment to decarbonize the aviation sector, despite the blow left by Covid-19. Among […]
15 November 2021

Brussels Airlines unveils new logo highlighting its ‘Belgian Identity’

Brussels Airlines presented its new logo as the company aims to look to the future after many changes in the recent years. The new logo will […]
12 November 2021

Sabena made her final landing 20 years ago

Last November 7 marked the anniversary of the last flight of Sabena, Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne. Indeed, on the 7th of November […]
12 November 2021

Will there ever be ultra-long flights from London to Sydney?

Qantas has reconfirmed its plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to London, Paris, and New York City in just over 18 hours as early as 2024. […]
12 November 2021

Dead Sea shrinking while Jordan attempts to revamp itself as a tourist destination

The waters of the Dead Sea are vanishing at an alarming rate. According to environmental group EcoPeace Middle East, the water level drops about one meter […]
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