This is the 161st 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 23, 2020 – March 29, 2020):

Monday: “Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety” by Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr., The New York Times


Tuesday: Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts: Are Your Remote Work Apps Spying on You?” by Yael Grauer, OneZero


Wednesday: “Celebrating Women’s History Month: Mary Davey” by Megan Fluke, Green Foothills


Thursday: “A window looking seaward” – Finding Environmental History in the Writing of L.M. Montgomery” by Claire Campbell, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Friday: E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters” by Lisa Friedman, The New York Times


Saturday: Five contacts of COVID-19 patient from Karnataka test positive” by TNM Staff, The NEWS Minute


Sunday: Stand With the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe” by Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project, MoveOn.org 

Top Words

1. said

2. Green

3. It’s 

4. just 

5. like

6. Mary

7. people

8. can

9. Foothills

10. Island

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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