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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…

Climate Protester Glues His Head to ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ Painting

A climate protester glued his head to “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” the famous painting by Johannes Vermeer that was on exhibit at a museum in The Hague on Thursday, the latest in a series of actions by activists that…

Climate Activists Throw Mashed Potatoes on Monet Painting

Two climate activists threw mashed potatoes on a glass-covered painting by the celebrated French Impressionist Claude Monet on Sunday inside a German museum, the latest art attack intended to draw attention to climate change. Videos show the activists dousing one…

Climate Protesters Throw Soup Over van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’

LONDON — Climate protesters across Europe have for months been gluing themselves to the frames of famous paintings in a series of attention-grabbing stunts. In Britain, activists have attached themselves to about half-a-dozen masterpieces including John Constable’s “The Hay Wain.”…

A Key to Controlling Emissions: More Buildings in a City’s Unused Spaces

This article is part of Climate Solutions, a special report on efforts to make a difference, coinciding with The New York Times Climate Forward conference and Climate Week NYC. Just south of the River Thames in the heart of London,…

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

The heat that demolished records in Britain last week, bringing temperatures as high as 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit to a country unaccustomed to scorching summers, would have been “extremely unlikely” without the influence of human-caused climate change, a new scientific report…

At the Serpentine, a Show of Nature’s Healing Power

Ginsberg is also focused on plants, though in a very different way. Her contribution is “Pollinator Pathmaker,” an 820-foot-long flower bed that was planted not to please humans, but to benefit pollinators — bees and insects, many of them in…

This Week in Extreme Weather

Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times The East and West Coasts have mostly been spared. But this week, the Northeast got an unwelcome taste, as heat indexes topped 100 degrees in New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. The scorcher will last into…

London Shows How Unprepared Northern Cities Are for a Warmer World

LONDON — When storm clouds rolled into London on Tuesday evening, the rain brought with it much-needed relief for sweltering city residents after a day of record-breaking heat that drove wildfires, disrupted train travel and strained the city’s infrastructure and…

Extreme Heat Puts Life on Hold in Britain, a Land Not Built for It

LONDON — Trains slowed to a crawl. Schools and doctors’ offices shut their doors. The British Museum closed its galleries. Buckingham Palace curtailed the changing of the guard. And the government urged people to work from home. Much of Britain…

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