This is the thirty-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.

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (September 25 – October 1, 2017):

Monday: “Deals in Code, Arrests in Raids: The Risky Stakes of Oil Middlemen” by David Segal, The New York Times

Tuesday: Interactive map documents environmental racism in Nova Scotia” by Robert Devit, The Nova Scotia Advocate

Wednesday: Midnight Oil Join Fight To #STOPADANI #AUSPOL #QLDPOL,” JPratt27

Thursday: Under the sea: the underwater farms growing basil, strawberries and lettuce” by Rich McEachran, The Guardian

Friday: “Oil Markets Continue on Road of Instability” by Paige Schlichte, The Daily Iowan

Saturday: Emotional and Environmental History at Niagara Falls” by Daniel Macfarlane, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Sunday: X-rays and environmental archaeology ” by Susan Flanagan, Memorial University Gazette

Top Words

1. said 

2. Falls 

3. Ahsanis

4. oil

5. history

6. emotional

7. will

8. can 

9. Niagara

10. Ahsani


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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