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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.

4 April 2022

Ready for a flight from London to Sydney in four hours?

NASA has been working on a new supersonic aircraft, as well as Boeing and Rolls-Royce. The project has been named ‘Sabre’ (Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine), […]
1 April 2022

Belgian embarkation tax exposes lack of environmental ambition

Let’s clarify one thing; the aviation sector wants to become and will become greener. The Belgian aviation industry has been making efforts for more than 20 […]
1 April 2022

Shift from short-haul to rail brings limited benefits, study says

Transport, especially aviation, has come under increased scrutiny due to the global necessity of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving EU and global targets. A […]
1 April 2022

Ljubljana’s historic centre has been a car free paradise for over a decade

In an effort to reduce emissions, as well as to provide a safer and more pleasant environment for inhabitants and tourists alike, cities around the world […]
1 April 2022

The journey to net zero emissions for travel accommodations

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” Robert Swan once said. And, in this one brilliant sentence, he […]
1 April 2022
British Airways

British Airways announces ‘breakthrough moment’ with first SAF delivery

British Airways has become the first airline to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by UK-based company Phillips 66 Limited. The airline becomes the first one […]
31 March 2022

European Airline CEOs call for urgent action to assist aviation recovery and support decarbonisation

Two years since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Europe, and five weeks after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Airlines for Europe (A4E) CEOs are navigating […]
31 March 2022

EU approves Thalys-Eurostar merger

On Tuesday March 29th, the European Commission gave the green light to the takeover of the French-Belgian Thalys by the French railway company SNCF. Thalys was […]
31 March 2022

What is ‘Creative tourism’?

Do we really know some of the cities we have visited and where we have followed the usual tourist guides? Did you ever stop to consider […]
31 March 2022

EU takes one more step towards making sustainable products the norm

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its proposal on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), an important step forward in ensuring all products placed on the EU market […]
31 March 2022

Analogue travel, mapping the byways

We feed coordinates into a satnav or phone app and let it do all the hard work. It works beautifully… until it shuts down. Then what? […]
31 March 2022

EU urges Member States to stop selling ‘golden passports’ to Russians

On Monday March 28th, the European Commission issued a recommendation urging Member States to repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes (also known as golden passports) and […]
30 March 2022

This abdication of leadership is criminal, warns António Guterres UN Secretary General

In the last few months there have been two important IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports dealing with the causes and impacts of climate change. […]
30 March 2022

Would you like to live in a 15-minute city?

Anne Hidalgo was re-elected mayor of Paris under the innovative banner of the “15-minute city,” which she herself defined as the “Big Bang” of proximity. “It […]
29 March 2022

Slovakian flying taxi to start making 800-km trips in 2027

Slovakian company AeroMobil has unveiled the AM NEXT, calls the company calls world’s first four-seater flying taxi. Its official launch could happen as early as 2027. […]
29 March 2022

How can EU national cycling strategies promote EuroVelo and sustainable cycling tourism?

Eight EU member states have made clear references to EuroVelo in their national cycling strategies, setting goals for the further development, promotion, digitalisation and economic exploitation […]
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