NPR : Short Wave : Civilian Climate Corps During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps to improve the country's public lands, forests, and parks. Now, nearly a hundred years later, President Biden is trying to bring a similar version of it back. He wants to launch the Civilian Climate Corps to address the threat of climate change.

NPR's White House correspondent Scott Detrow and National Desk Correspondent Nathan Rott report on Biden's plan and how it could play out.

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Biden Proposes A 'Civilian Corps' To Address Climate Change

Biden Proposes A 'Civilian Corps' To Address Climate Change

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Members of the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) work on trails near Tally Lake in northwestern Montana. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Members of the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) work on trails near Tally Lake in northwestern Montana.

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During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps to improve the country's public lands, forests, and parks. Now, nearly a hundred years later, President Biden is trying to bring a similar version of it back. He wants to launch the Civilian Climate Corps to address the threat of climate change.

NPR's White House correspondent Scott Detrow and National Desk Correspondent Nathan Rott report on Biden's plan and how it could play out.

Click here to see photos and read more on this story.