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Uncovering corruption: Charmian Gooch at TEDGlobal 2013

Uncovering corruption: Charmian Gooch at TEDGlobal 2013

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When we talk about corruption, certain types of individuals come to mind, says Charmian Gooch, co-founder of watchdog NGO Global Witness. She gives some familiar examples of the type. There’s the (former) Soviet megalomaniac — such as Saparmurat Niyazov, the all-powerful leader of Turkmenistan, whose indulgences included erecting a 40-foot-high gold-plated statue of himself that []

A critical eye on Keystone XL Pipeline in this TED Book

A critical eye on Keystone XL Pipeline in this TED Book

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 1,700 miles from Western Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. And it has become a touchstone for the bitter fight over America’s energy future. Opponents say the pipeline — designed to bring oil from Canadian tar sands down through the United States — would further bind future []

New playlists: Animals that amaze and The end of oil?

New playlists: Animals that amaze and The end of oil?

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built specially for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, two new playlists are available: Animals that amaze and The end of oil? Animals that amaze At TED there’s a certain species of speaker who is absolutely devoted to all kinds []