This is the 151st 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 (January 13, 2020 – January 19, 2020):

Monday: “Half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuel” by Matthew Taylor, The Guardian


Tuesday: The Past and the Future of the Earth’s Oldest Trees” by Alex Ross, The New Yorker


Wednesday: “The oceans are ‘warmer than ever’ in recorded history” by Daniel T. Cross, Sustainability Times


Thursday: The case for … making low-tech ‘dumb’ cities instead of ‘smart’ ones” by Amy Fleming, The Guardian


Friday: Trump takes on 50 years of environmental regulations, one by one” by Amanda Paulson and Timmy Broderick, The Christian Science Monitor 


Saturday: National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump” by Joe Heim, The Washington Post


Sunday: NARA’s Alteration of Women’s March Images is Unethical” by Concerned Archivists,” Concerned Archivists Alliance 

Top Words

1. said

2. trees

3. tree

4. can

5. years

6. bristlecones

7. bristlecone

8. Archives

9. Salzer

10. University 

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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