This is the 168th 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 (May 11, 2020 – May 17, 2020):

Monday: “A rewarding experience in many ways: The 3rd World Congress of Environmental History” by Verena Winiwarter, ICEHO


Tuesday: How and why the Supreme Court made climate-change history” by Liz Mineo, The Harvard Gazette


Wednesday: “Is Environmental Activism Bad For Business? History Suggests Not” by Ken Silverstein, Forbes


Thursday: Nature crisis: Moths have ‘secret role’ as crucial pollinators” by Matt McGrath, BBC News


Friday: ‘I Wish I Could Do Something for You,’ My Doctor Said” by Mara Gray, The New York Times


Saturday: E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage” by Lisa Friedman, The New York Times


Sunday: The Guardian view on museums and Covid-19: collecting powerful memories,” The Guardian

Top Words

1. case

2. environmental

3. like

4. will

5. can

6. one

7. people

8. said

9. Court

10. moths

11. perchlorate

12. public

13. Supreme

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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