This is the 177th 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 13, 2020 – July 19, 2020):

Monday: “New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free,” BBC News

Tuesday: Lessons for sustaining black businesses after a crisis” by Alyssa Ribeiro, The Washington Post


Wednesday: “Follow the Money: Cadiz Cash Funds Study in Favor of Plan to Drain Mojave” by Char Miller, KCET

Thursday: Commentary: Smoke from USS Bonhomme Richard adds to history of injustice for nearby residents” by Roberto D. Hernandez, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Friday: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets” by Jonathan Levinson and Conrad Wilson, OPB

Saturday: Captain Tom Moore knighted by the Queen during private ceremony at Windsor Castle” by Tania Snuggs, Sky News

Sunday: A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay, 

Top Words

1. said

2. people

3. Cadiz

4. federal

5. water

6. black

7. officers

8. Portland

9. can

10. Pettibone


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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