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East African Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Foundation announces that an environmental and political activist from Kenya has won the 2004 Nobel Peace prize. Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977. She recently gained notice for a campaign to plant 30 million trees to combat deforestation. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Jason Beaubien.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
Renee Montagne, one of the best-known names in public radio, is a special correspondent and host for NPR News.