This is the 131st 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 26, 2019 – September 1, 2019):

Monday: “Why don’t we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ?” by Stan Goldenberg and Hugh Willoughby, Hurricane Research Division


Tuesday: The Future of Animal Studies: A Conversation with Lori Gruen” by Laura Perry, Edge Effects 


Wednesday: “BP moves to exit Alaska, relinquishing role as operator of Prudhoe Bay” by Elizabeth Harbell, Alaska Public Media 


Thursday: The sloth and the bonfire” by Pablo Solon, The Ecologist 


Friday: Britain’s Reichstag Fire moment” by Richard J. Evans, Prospect


Saturday: Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing” by John Schwartz, The New York Times


Sunday: The Cost of Next-Day Delivery” by Caroline O’Donovan and Ken Bensinger, Buzzfeed News

Top Words

1. Amazon

2. delivery

3. drivers

4. said

5. packages

6. company

7. animal

8. companies

9. studies 

10. many

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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