This is the seventy-seventh 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.

Caption from CNN: “At left, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. At right, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Supreme Court Justice, appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, who called Scalia, “an apostle of restraint and an apostle of engagement.””

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (August 13 – August 19, 2018):

Monday: “Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Has a History of Ruling Against Environmental Protections” by Robert Barnes and Steven Mufson, Science Alert


Tuesday: Gov. Rick Scott left St. Lucie River without meeting with the public so he could campaign” by Ali Schmitz, TC Palm


Wednesday: “Environmental groups warn of Kavanaugh’s history defending corporate polluters” by Mark Hand, ThinkProgress


Thursday: Environmental groups warn of Kavanaugh’s history defending corporate polluters” by Mark Hand, ThinkProgress


Friday: An inversion of nature: how air conditioning created the modern city” by Rowan Moore, The Guardian


Saturday: GARY FIELDS; Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror” by Nadirah Mansour, New Books Network


Sunday: Tampa Bay History Center to launch environmental exhibit,” Tampa Bay Times

Top Words

1. Kavanaugh

2. said

3. Court

4. Supreme

5. environmental 

6. groups

7. EPA

8. wrote

9. Kavanaugh’s  

10. public

11. one

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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