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A Closer Look at Nobel Laureate Maathai

Wangari Maathai, a little-known environmental activist from Kenya, was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. It was a surprise, but Maathai says the Nobel committee was able to see the connection between her work with the Green Belt Movement and the pursuit of peace. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.