This is the 159th 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 (March 9, 2020 – March 15, 2020):

Monday: “A Reluctant Steward: Alberta and its Parks” by Jessica DeWitt, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Tuesday: Celebrating Women Environmentalists During Women’s History Month,” SF Environment 

Wednesday: “How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart” by Eliza Barclay and Dylan Scott, Vox

Thursday: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus” by Sonia Rao, Bethonie Butler and J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post 

Friday: Please do a bad job of putting your courses online” by by Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Any Good Thing

Saturday: Zimbabwe gets back iconic bird statues stolen during colonialism,” Aljazeera

Sunday: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”” by Harry Stevens, The Washington Post 

Top Words

1. people

2. parks

3. will

4. park

5. can

6. Alberta

7. need

8. environmental

9. first

10. one


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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