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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.

7 December 2022

Did you know that China is turning deserts into arable lands?

China has barely 12% arable land despite its vast area in square kilometers. For many years, scientists in the country have tried to find ways increase […]
6 December 2022

These are the world’s most expensive cities to live in 2022

The world’s most expensive cities are New York and Singapore, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This is […]
6 December 2022

Lightyear 0. The world’s first solar electric car is now in production

Dutch company Lightyear has announced the production of its first vehicles at the Valmet Automotive’s Finland facility this year. Developer of the world’s first solar-electric car, […]
5 December 2022

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An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September of 2022, as reported by the United Nations World Travel Organization. The number was more […]
29 November 2022

Which countries have the most UNESCO World Heritage sites?

Italy is now home to the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites in the world, as reported by the World Economic Forum (WEF). After the […]
29 November 2022

The last 8 years have been the warmest on record

The last 8 years have been the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Continued emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) have amplified the […]
28 November 2022

International tourism to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by end 2022

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) estimates that international tourism is on track reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 as the sector […]
28 November 2022

TAP cancels 360 flights after cabin crew announces strike for 8 and 9 December

On Wednesday November 23rd, TAP Air Portugal announced the cancellation of 360 flights ahead of a two-day strike by cabin crew scheduled for December 8th and […]
25 November 2022

EU to allow use of smartphones on planes

In the EU airlines will soon be able to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes, alongside previous mobile technology generations as the European Commission […]
22 November 2022

Humans will live on the Moon this decade, NASA says

Scientific missions on the Moon, the Earth’s natural satellite, will likely require humans to establish and live there, according to the NASA official leading the Artemis […]
17 November 2022

The best European rail tourism campaigns of 2022

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail B.V. honoured recipients at the second edition of the Best European Rail Tourism Campaign Awards at an award ceremony […]
14 November 2022

Technology is not the main bottleneck of transport’s green transition

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) kicked off today in Lisbon. Portuguese and international experts gathered at the Lisbon Conference Centre for the largest European research and […]
14 November 2022

New study finds only one scenario in which tourism can reach net-zero

With global tourism set to double in size by 2050 compared to 2019 levels, current strategies that rely solely on carbon offsetting, technological efficiencies and biofuels […]
14 November 2022

China relaxes travel restrictions despite spike of infections in Guangzhou

On Friday November 11th, authorities in China announced the easing of some restrictions against Covid, especially those linked to international travel. China is the last major […]
10 November 2022

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9 November 2022

Eurozone tourism recovery is slowing down, says ECB

The solid recovery seen in the tourism and recreation sector during the spring and summer of this year has started to weaken, according to new data […]
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