Deforestation, heat waves, rejected recyclables: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

The climate talks: 3 things you need to know

Three takeaways from the UN climate negotiations.

Protected areas are not forever

Protected area coverage has grown, but their impermanence means they must be defended.

Social media turns tide of ocean protection in Brazil

Brazil recently announced the creation of two marine protected areas totaling 900,000 square kilometers.

Scientists say nature should be ‘no-brainer’ for climate action

Scientists show that preserving nature is needed to fight climate change.

Best of 2017: Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon

The project helps Brazil move towards its Paris Agreement target of reforesting 12 million hectares of land by 2030.

Conservation Goal for the Amazon Exceeded: More Than 60 Million Hectares Protected

The World Wildlife Fund announced Friday that the Program for Protected Areas of the Amazon (ARPA), a joint venture with the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, has reached the goal of protecting a network of conservation units of at least 60 million hectares in the Amazon. This effort represents the conservation of 15 percent of the biome’s territory in Brazil. The largest strategy on the planet for conservation and sustainable use of tropical forests , the ARPA program is now present in 117 conservation units, including the categories of national park, state park, ecological station, biological reserve, extractive

One swamp we don’t want to drain

In a new piece on Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan discusses Brazil’s mangrove forests — and a global alliance working to protect them.

Why go to Brazil

If you’re looking the heat of the sun, get to know new beaches, the Amazon rainforest, beautiful people, and live the vivid colors of Latin America… Brazil is the place for you to go. Don’t hesitate it! Looking for Some Reasons to Visit Brazil? Brazil is a Bird-Watching Paradise! DOWNLOAD OUR TRAVEL GUIDES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD NOW Of course you’ll go to Rio… but there are lots of places to go that are not-Rio! You might want to Ride the Bonde

Stopping deforestation in the Amazon by 2020? It’s possible

Adequately protecting the world’s largest tropical rainforest has long proved elusive. Here’s why it’s finally achievable.

Brazil Cancels 2016 First Solar Auction, Delaying Second

Solar has taken a back seat this year in the first scheduled Brazil solar auction, The event has been cancelled and will not occur until December. Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has announced only hydroelectric energy projects can be submitted to its 1st Reserve Energy Auction, which has also been delayed and rescheduled from Brazil Cancels 2016 First Solar Auction, Delaying Second was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

What we’re reading: Mekong megadrought, melting chocolate

News you might have missed from the world of conservation.