This is the forty-ninth 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 (January 29– February 4, 2018):

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


Tuesday: Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation” by Jonathan Franklin, The Guardian


Wednesday: “How O-Six became Yellowstone’s ‘most beloved’ wolf,” The Current


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


Friday: Why Environmental Protections are Important to Black History Month” by Moms Clean Air Force, Moms Clean Air Force


Saturday: BC Environment Has Suffered from a History of ‘Reliance’” by Stephanie Smith, The Tyee


Sunday: It’s Official: No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History” by Carol Linnett, DeSmog Canada

Top Words

1. environmental

2. said

3. B.C

4. government

5. charges

6. federal

7. University 

8. will

9. people

10. land

11. EPA

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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