This is the tenth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

I’ve been using the first photograph under Google Images for each week’s top word. This is this week’s top “said” photo…yeah…YASER ABDEL SAID; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Capital Murder – Multiple: Photograph age-progressed in 2014.

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 8 – May 14, 2017):

Monday: “E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board” by Coral Davenport, The New York Times

Tuesday: Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area” by Erica Gies, Hakai Magazine

Wednesday: CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI’s Russia investigation” By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, and Pamela Brown, CNN Politics

Thursday: Water companies losing vast amounts through leakage, as drought fears rise” by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Friday: Watchers of the Earth” by Carrie Arnold, Aeon

Saturday: President Trump Craves Loyalty, but Offers None” by The Editorial Board, The New York Times

Sunday: U.S. Forest Service ready to approve controversial Arizona copper mine” by Sarah Okeson, Salon

Top Words

1. said

2. water

3. Trump

4. stories

5. tsunami

6. also 

7. says

8. scientists

9. years

10. area

11. one


Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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