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The country singer with a no-problems maxim digs into disaster preparedness

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Illustration by GREGG GORDON/GIGART

COOL SCHOOLS
Today the quad, tomorrow the world! Students and faculty at colleges large and small focus their brainpower on solving the global climate crisis.
EDITED BY LEA HARTOG AND MICHAEL FOX

 

Ten That Get It
Top Honors for 2008: a private school in the shadows of the (what else?) Green Mountains.

Five That Fail
How do we say this nicely: Losers!

Honorable Mentions
Four schools that almost made the cut

Hot Jobs to Chill the Planet
Save planet, make money. What's not to like?

Good Green Reads
Top professors riff on essential environmental books

Staring Down Doomsday
High school students from the Bronx hit the Appalachian Trail and face their fears.
BOB SIPCHEN AND TIM ELDRED

Profiles in Courage
Environmental integrity cost them their jobs.
DAN OKO

Carbon Confessional
The truth about those CO2 calculators—your mileage may vary.
PAUL RAUBER

Vertigo
Tradition, tourism, and acrophobia on the Hualapai Nation.
DEV DAS
Video: The Road to Skywalk


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