A national 'climate corps'? California is leading the way

The California Conservation Corps shows what a national Civilian Climate Corps might achieve: a big win for the environment and meaningful work for youth—outdoors.

California Conservation Corps firefighters watch a fireline at the Bear fire near Oroville in September, 2020. Founded in 1976, the youth corps now has more than 1,500 members. Fighting fires is an increasing part of their work.
Photograph by Max Whittaker, The New York Times

Read This Next

These 5 ancient cities once ruled North America
Tonga's volcanic eruption was even more massive than we knew
5 train trips for car-free weekends in North America

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet