This is the 148th 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 (December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019):

Monday: “Governor: expect update on Flint water investigation in 2020” by Associated Press, WILX 10

Tuesday: Wet’suwet’en arrests spark debate about Indigenous relations with RCMP” by Angela Sterritt, CBC

Wednesday: “Elizabeth Warren walks 6.6 miles a day and listens to fiction audiobooks to unwind” by Cory Stieg, CNBC

Thursday: Even Bigger than the Great Lakes: On Nancy Langston’s “Sustaining Lake Superior”” by Brian James Leech, Cleveland Review of Books

Friday: Rough sleeper gives birth to twins outside wealthiest Cambridge college” by Damien Gayle, The Guardian

Saturday: On land, Australia’s rising heat is ‘apocalyptic.’ In the ocean, it’s worse.” by Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

Sunday: No longer welcome: the EU academics in Britain told to “make arrangements to leave”” by Colin Talbot, LSE Impact Blog

Top Words

1. said

2. Tasmania 

3. kelp

4. people

5. water

6. like

7. years


9. Lake

10. change

11. just 

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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