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Indonesia – At least one person died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. The landslide buried a house in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency on 11 April. The landslide was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. Also on 11 April, flooding struck in Ponogoro Regency, East Java, affecting 125 people and damaging 25 homes.

Houston Flooding Pollutes Offshore Reefs

A new study has found that runoff from Houston’s 2016 Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey flood carried human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. “One thing we always thought the Flower Garden Banks were safe from was terrestrial runoff and nutrient pollution. It’s a jolt to realize that in these extreme events, it’s not just the salt marsh or the seagrass that we need to worry about. Offshore ecosystems can be affected too,” said lead author Amanda Shore.

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