This is the 157th 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 (February 24, 2020 – March 1, 2020):

Monday: “Where Are the Oldest Companies in Existence?” by Iman Ghosh, Visual Capitalist 


Tuesday: Colonialism, The Hidden Cause Of Our Environmental Crisis” by Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux, WorldCrunch


Wednesday: “Who are the Bay Area’s NIMBYs—and what do they want? ” by Sasha Perigo, Curbed: San Francisco


Thursday: Culture of exploitation? Heavy burden on minority female scholars” by Ellie Bothwell, The World University Rankings


Friday: Environmentalism’s Racist History” by Jedediah Purdy, The New Yorker 


Saturday: McClymonds High School, Black History Month, Environmental Racism: We’ve been here before.” by Esther Goolsby, Medium 


Sunday:McClymonds High School, Black History Month, Environmental Racism: We’ve been here before.” by Esther Goolsby, Medium 

Top Words

1. housing

2. Oakland

3. people

4. Bay

5. California

6. Area

7. Marin

8. new

9. County

10. community

11. environmental 

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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