This is the 115th 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.

The unclear fate of nuclear power.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 6, 2019 – May 12, 2019):

Monday: “Environmental, Bees, History” by Jessica DeWitt, Historical DeWitticisms 


Tuesday: Writing Ecopoetry During Doomstead Days: A Conversation with Brian Teare” by Lynn Keller, EdgeEffects 


Wednesday: “Don’t worry! Everything has been ‘DIRE’ for years – A history of ‘dire’ environmental & climate warnings” by Marc Morano, Climate Depot 


Thursday: Animals in the Archives” by Thomas Almeroth-William, City of London


Friday: Opinion | Line 5’s environmental calamities started when it was built” by Jeffrey Insko, Bridge


Saturday: The price of plenty: how beef changed America” by Joshua Specht, The Guardian


Sunday: How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons” by Jon Schwarz, The Intercept

Top Words

1. nuclear

2. Chicago

3. also

4. environmental

5. workers

6. horses

7. beef

8. cattle

9. local

10. 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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