26 Sep '11, 1pm

A Passing: Wangari Maathai: @dotearth (includes nice tribute from Terry Tempest Williams)

9:56 a.m. | Updated It’s time to pause and recall the life and spirit of Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer Sunday in a Nairobi hospital . Here’s her Times obituary , by Jeffrey Gettleman, our Nairobi bureau chief. Maathai is best known for creating the Green Belt Movement , which has planted tens of millions of trees around Kenya, but she also personified a positive strain of environmentalism that stands out in a world where “woe is me” messages dominate. Click on the video clip above for a sample. Radu Sigheti/Reuters Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, center, in Nairobi in 2004. Her work centered on improving the lives of women, building a sustainable relationship between people and the land and education. Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts. I encourage you to read the defense of her prize , which was criticized by some, from Anna Lappé and Frances ...

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Sep '11, 1pm

Maathai’s genius is in recognizing the interrelation of local and global problems, and the fact that they can only be addr...

Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Wangari Maathai

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Sep '11, 1pm

Maathai’s genius is in recognizing the interrelation of local and global problems, and the fact that they can only be addr...

Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Wangari Matthai

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Sep '11, 1pm

Maathai’s genius is in recognizing the interrelation of local and global problems, and the fact that they can only be addr...

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai dies at 71

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai dies...

greenpeace.org.uk 26 Sep '11, 3pm

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing wit...

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71

treehugger.com 26 Sep '11, 12pm

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71 Wangari Maathai has died while undergoing treatment for cancer. The Green Belt M...

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71

treehugger.com 26 Sep '11, 12pm

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71 photo: Ricardo Medina/The Green Belt Movement Wangari Maathai has died while und...

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate and environment...

e360.yale.edu 26 Sep '11, 2pm

26 Sep 2011: Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate And Environmental Activist, Is Dead at 71 Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environme...

In memoriam: Get inspired by Wangari Maathai, founder of the #Green Belt Movement - eco leader, Nobel Prize winner

In memoriam: Get inspired by Wangari Maathai, f...

earth911.com 26 Sep '11, 7pm

Maathai has taken her advocacy for human rights and environmental conservation worldwide. She has addressed the UN on seve...

We join the @UN in paying tribute to Nobel Peac...

unep.org 26 Sep '11, 11am

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: "Wangari Maathai was a force of nature. While...

Nobel laureate and Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai dead at 71 via @mongabay

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news.mongabay.com 26 Sep '11, 3pm

Forgotten species: discovering the shimmer of Maathai's Longleg (January 13, 2010) Few species receive less respect and le...

"Wangari Maathai was a force of nature." Achim ...

unep.org 26 Sep '11, 10am

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: "Wangari Maathai was a force of nature. While...

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai dies

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai ...

grist.org 26 Sep '11, 6am

In the 1970s, Professor Maathai became active in a number of environmental and humanitarian organizations in Nairobi ... T...

RIP: Wangari Maathai, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dies at Age 71

RIP: Wangari Maathai, Winner of the Nobel Peace...

ecorazzi.com 27 Sep '11, 7pm

Environmental and human rights activist Wangari Maathai passed away on September 25th at the age of 71. She was the first ...

Big big shoes to fill as emwe all mourn the passing of another #hero #FB

Big big shoes to fill as emwe all mourn the pas...

csrwire.com 26 Sep '11, 8pm

DENVER, Sep. 26 /CSRwire/ - It was with great sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of Wangari Maathai . Her...

7,5 Milliarden Bäume in 170 Ländern der Welt - das Erbe der Wangari #Maathai

7,5 Milliarden Bäume in 170 Ländern der Welt - ...

wwf.de 27 Sep '11, 12pm

Der WWF trauert um die Mutter der Bäume Am Sonntag verstarb Wangari Maathai im Alter von 71 Jahren Die Friedensnobelpreist...