26 Sep '11, 2pm

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate and environmental activist, is dead at 71 #kenya #maathai

26 Sep 2011: Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate And Environmental Activist, Is Dead at 71 Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist whose advocacy for social justice and ecosystem Getty Images Wangari Maathai preservation in post-colonial Africa earned her the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after a battle with cancer . Maathai, 71, who during four decades skillfully articulated the benefits of environmental sustainability to ordinary citizens, was co-founder of the Green Belt Movement , which helped Kenyan women plant trees on their farms, school properties, and church compounds as a means of preserving the environment, sustaining watersheds, and teaching new skills. Since 1977, the organization has planted an estimated 45 million trees across Kenya and has expanded to other African nations. Maathai spoke around the world about environmental justice and poverty, but remain...

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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

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

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai dies at 71

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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...

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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...

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 ...

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

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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...

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

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 N...

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grist.org 26 Sep '11, 6am

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

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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...

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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...

"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...

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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...