This is the 128th 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 (August 5, 2019 – August 11, 2019):

Monday: “350 Million Trees In 12 Hours: Ethiopia’s Crazy Environmental Feat” by Santiago Gonzalez, Cultura Colectiva


Tuesday: The Right Way to Understand White Nationalist Terrorism” by Kathleen Belew, The New York Times


Wednesday: “Fossils of largest parrot ever recorded found in New Zealand” by Anna Ploszajski and Lisa Martin, The Guardian


Thursday: Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone” by Victoria Gill, BBC


Friday: Foxtail Grass: Awns of Destruction for Western Dogs” by Nancy Kerns, Whole Dog Journal


Saturday: Trump’s El Paso Photo Is Obscene” by Graeme Wood, The Atlantic


Sunday: “‘Greta effect’ leads to boom in children’s environmental books” by Donna Ferguson, The Observer

Top Words

1. foxtail

2. will

3. dog

4. can

5. one

6. people

7. movement

8. white

9. seeds

10. grass

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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