This is the 176th 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 (July 6, 2020 – July 12, 2020):

Monday: “The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus” by Richard A. Oppel, Jr., et. al., The New York Times

Tuesday: Indigenous Historian Nick Estes on Toppling Statues, Racist Team Names & COVID-19 in Indian Country,” Democracy Now!

Wednesday: “Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage” by Kate Kelland, Reuters

Thursday: Volkswagen expects an SUV share of 50% by 2025,” Volkswagen

Friday: ‘They’re saving it for their own’: A conversation about environmental racism with Brentin Mock” by Katie Moore, One Breath Partnership

Saturday: A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” The Objective

Sunday: The Long History Of Murdered Animal Rights And Environmental Activists” by Vegan News, North American Animal Liberation Press Office

Top Words

1. Journalism

2. people

3. City

4. New

5. Black

6. San

7. said

8. white

9. data

10. Academia

11. cases

12. Falls


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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