This is the forty-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 (December 4– December 10, 2017):

Monday: “Peter Coates Interview: How Blue Planet caught the nation’s attention” by Peter Coates, Arts & Humanities Research Council 

Tuesday: With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy” by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post

Wednesday: “History of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory,” NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Thursday: How Has the World’s Surface Changed Over Time?” Environmental Technology 

Friday:  The Environmental History of the Pacific World,” Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Saturday: Comps Notes: Elton’s The Ecology of Invasions” by Jessica DeWitt, Historical DeWitticisms: Environmental History and Random Musings by J.M. DeWitt

Sunday: 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History” by Willie Drye, National Geographic 

Top Words


2. Elton

3. land

4. will





9. said

10. University 

11. research

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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