Wangari Maathai 1940-2011 - A famous environmentalist from Kenya. First African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She’s involved in organizations such as the Red Cross Society, United Nations Environment Programme, and National Council of Women of Kenya. The Green Belt Movement is to preserve native plant species by creating nurseries.
Millions at risk from rising water pollution: UN. Already, some 3.4 million people die every year from water-borne ailments such as cholera, typhoid, some types of hepatitis and diarrhoeal diseases, said the United Nations Environment Programme. Increasingly polluted rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America pose a disease risk to more than 300 million people and threaten fisheries and farming in many countries, a UN report warned Tuesday.
...The annual mean temperature in Mongolia has increased by 2.14 degrees Celsius since the 1940s, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report, while precipitation is decreasing...Winters are generally becoming warmer but Mongolia is also experiencing more zuds: extreme winters that sweep across the steppe and wipe out millions of animals – some starve, others freeze to death.
The Voice of the Environment UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.