All eyes are on Chile, just struck by an earthquake that measured 8.8 on the Richter scale, one of the largest ever recorded. But Chile’s fault also lies off the northwest coast of the U.S. We are vulnerable too. Oregon and Washington need to reinforce schools and other public buildings. Quickly.
The Dominican Republic, located in the Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geographic location and heavy dependence on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The country is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, which are becoming more frequent and