This is the 121st 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.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 17, 2019 – June 23, 2019):

Monday: “Lula Is Innocent. Free Him Now.” by Tony Burke, Jacobin

Tuesday: An incredible journey: the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose” by Corey J.A. Bradshaw, The Conversation

Wednesday: “Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Journal Re-Launch,” Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association

Thursday: Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show” by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Friday: 5 Reasons to Like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency” by Brian Clark Howard and Robert Kunzig, National Geographic

Saturday: Environmental Education in Sumatra,” Sumatran Orangutan Society

Sunday: Who Gets to Own the West?” by Julie Turkewitz, The New York Times

Top Words

1. people

2. said

3. EPA

4. first

5. land

6. also

7. now

8. new

9. years

10. New


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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