This is the ninety-fifth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

Transformations in the power system will be felt throughout the energy system (Photograph: Shutterstock)

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (December 24- December 30, 2018):

Monday: “How Does Your State Make Electricity?” by Nadja Popovich, New York Times

Tuesday: Q&A: Corals reveal patterns in past weather events” by Danielle Torrent Tucker, Stanford News

Wednesday: “The Land Speaks: New Voices at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History” by Debbie Lee and Kathryn Newfont, Oxford University Press 

Thursday: 10 Facts About the 1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora” by Anirudh,

Friday: Weber—The Contemporary West | Fall 2018,” ISSUU

Saturday: The EPA’s Latest Move Risks Exposing the Public to More Mercury” by Rebecca Leber, MotherJones

Sunday: Lost, as the moa is lost!” Twilight Beasts 

Top Words

1. electricity 

2. gas

3. produced

4. source

5. state

6. energy

7. generation

8. percent

9. Coal

10. generated


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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