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Climate Activists Find a Way to Get Germany’s Attention: Stop Traffic

The radical climate activists tried hunger strikes. They glued themselves to famous paintings. They tried to disrupt a classical concert. They confronted lawmakers trying to enter Parliament. They even desecrated an official Christmas tree of the city of Berlin. It…

He Sold a Message of Climate Doom. He Has Regrets.

Produced by ‘First Person’ Once nicknamed “Green Jesus,” Steven Guilbeault began his career as an extreme climate activist — scaling towers, chaining himself to oil equipment and getting arrested multiple times. Now he is Canada’s minister of environment and climate…

¿Vándalo o visitante? Los museos de arte batallan para distinguir

LONDRES — Para Hans-Peter Wipplinger, el director del Museo Leopold, las últimas semanas han sido complejas. Conforme los activistas ambientales en toda Europa han intensificado sus ataques contra el arte, Wipplinger tomó medidas para proteger su renombrada colección, que incluye…

French Police Guard Water as Seasonal Drought Intensifies

MAUZÉ-SUR-LE-MIGNON, France — Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying guns, the gendarmes appear suddenly in the middle of farm fields misted by morning rain. They stand behind two fences equipped with security cameras and overhead lights, looking every bit like prison…

How Do You Tell a Vandal From a Visitor? Art Museums Are Struggling.

And sometimes a barrier between a painting and its audience is contrary to the work’s spirit. Mabel Tapia, the deputy artistic director of the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, said she would never allow that collection’s highlight, Picasso’s 1937 antiwar…

Your Friday Briefing: Covid Protests Grow in China

Covid anger grows in China As China’s harsh Covid rules extend deep into their third year, there are growing signs of discontent across the country. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s leadership. At the Foxconn iPhone factory in…

As Climate Protests Get Bolder, British Police Strike Back With New Powers

LONDON — When environmental protesters recently stopped traffic on the M25 freeway that circles London, one journalist, Charlotte Lynch, was standing on a bridge above reporting on the latest of the group’s disruptive demonstrations for her radio station, LBC. But…

Bill McKibben on the Power That Could Save the Planet

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ The fight against climate change is at a crossroads. This past year, the climate movement in the United States achieved significant success. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act represents the single largest investment in…

COP27 Protests Call for Climate Justice and Freedom for Fattah

International pressure has increased on Egypt to release Mr. Abd El Fattah, with the leaders of the United States, Britain, France and Germany all trying to secure his release in one-on-one meetings with Mr. el-Sisi. President Biden’s national security adviser,…

Climate Activists, Including Scientists, Are Arrested in Protests at Private Airports

More than a dozen protesters, including scientists, were arrested on Thursday at private airports in the United States, coinciding with similar actions around the world to highlight the toll of private jets on the environment, activists said. The protesters temporarily…

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