This is the thirty-fourth 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 (October 16– October 22, 2017):

Monday: “Former Hurricane Ophelia rocks Ireland with 100-mph wind gusts” by Jason Samenow, The Washington Post

Tuesday: Puerto Rico Is Facing One of the Worst Environmental Disasters in U.S. History” by Rafi Schwartz, Splinter

Wednesday: How Volcanoes Caused Violent Uprisings in Cleopatra’s Egypt” by Craig Welch, National Geographic

Thursday: Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers” by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Friday:  Apocalyptic Design in the Capitalocene: Every-day Geopolitics and Blockchain” by Chris Speed and Kate Symons, Fields: Chris Speed

Saturday: Op-ed: America’s past holds clues for solving current issues with marijuana industry” by Nick Johnson, The Cannabist

Sunday: The “Redwood Wars”: A History of Environmental Direct Action” by Robert James Parsons, Truthout 

Top Words

1. new

2. also

3. one

4. eruptions

5. marijuana

6. insects

7. Pacific

8. years

9. environmental

10. Ireland

11. might

12. storm

13. said

14. many

15. may

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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