This is the twenty-first 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.

Many empty water bottles.

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 17 – July 23, 2017):

Monday: “Canadian officials confirm largest earthquake caused by fracking” by Julie M. Rodriguez, inhabit

Tuesday: Indigenous studies launches PhD program” by Henrytye Glazebrook, University of Saskatchewan News

Wednesday: Donald Horne’s ‘lucky country’ and the decline of the public intellectual” by Frank Bongiorno, The Conversation

Thursday: The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics” by Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times

Friday: Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative” by Alexa Weik von Mossner, The Ohio State University Press

Saturday: New plaque celebrates Albert Jackson, Toronto’s first Black postman” by Laura Howells, The Toronto Star

Sunday: Revealed: How British Empire’s dirty secrets went up in smoke in the colonies” by Cahal Milmo, Independent 

Top Words

1. plastic

2. Horne

3. new

4. said

5. Horne’s 

6. time

7. fracking

8. Jackson

9. percent

10. public

11. years



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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