This is the twenty-fifth 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.

Charlottesville white nationalist rally, car crashes into crowd.

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (August 14 – August 20, 2017):

Monday: “To Protect and Troll: Police union chief under investigation for incendiary posts” by Steven Hsieh, Sante Fe Reporter

Tuesday: The Fuzzy History of the Georgia Peach” by William Thomas Okie,

Wednesday: Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages” by Paul Voosen, Science

Thursday: Alaskan teen traumatised after getting death threats for killing a huge whale” by Chen Jingwin, Asia One

Friday: Environmental history on TV: “The Crown” and the 1952 Great Smog of London.” by Sean Munger,

Saturday: Top American Indian stylemaker’s home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29” by Jenna Ross, StarTribune

Sunday: Where Republican senators stand on President Trump” by Nicole Lewis, Amber Phillips, Kevin Schaul and Leslie Shapiro, The Washington Post 

Top Words

1. Charlottesville

2. Comey

3. replace



6. Rhetoric

7. Overall

8. Repeal

9. Budget

10. said


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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