This is the forty-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 (December 25– December 31, 2017):

Monday: “Scientists Identify Third-Largest Eruption in Earth’s History” by Laurie L. Dove,

Tuesday: The Strait of Magellan: A passage through time and space” by Sean Munger,

Wednesday: “Global environmental images: history, politics, culture” by RGS-IBG Managing Editor: Academic Publications, Geo: Geography and Environment

Thursday: Weather History: “Ice Bowl” Marks 50th Anniversary,” National Centers for Environmental Information

Friday: Mackenzie Valley pipeline project officially one for the history books” by Walter Strong, CBC News: North

Saturday: Long Story Short: An annotated history of the 30-year fight over a single polluted Air Force base” by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica 

Sunday: H is for History: making the case for studying environmental law history” by Ben Pontin, OUPBlog

Top Words

1. Air

2. Force

3. environmental

4. Tyndall

5. lead

6. global

7. Strait

8. said

9. EPA

10. 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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