This is the sixty-third 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 (May 7 – May 13, 2018):

Monday: “Mt. St. Helen’s: Visiting Devastation” by Merle Massie, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Tuesday: A lost Tom Thomson painting is found, in Vernon” by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun

Wednesday: “Pegula back fracking – and violating regulations” by Jim Heaney, Investigative Post

Thursday: Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole” by Jason Samenow, The Washington Post

Friday: Minnesota Researchers Find Microplastics In Beer Made With Great Lakes Water” by Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio

Saturday: Weather and Emotion in James Barry’s Diary, 1849-1906” by Daniel Samson, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Sunday: Lawrence Solomon: Even environmentalists tell Trudeau his ethanol plan is terrible” by Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

Top Words

1. said

2. water

3. one

4. company

5. weather

6. days


8. fracking

9. ethanol 

10. Pegula

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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