This is the 179th 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 27, 2020 – August 2, 2020):

Monday: “‘Being very frank about our history’: As Sierra Club acknowledges racist past, Indigenous communities look for reckoning” by Debra Utacia Krol, AZ Central


Tuesday: Tahlequah, the orca who carried her dead calf for 17 days, is pregnant again” by Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times


Wednesday: “Nature’s Past Episode 69: Environmental Racism and Canadian History” by Sean Kheraj with Ingrid Waldron, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Thursday: “Nature’s Past Episode 69: Environmental Racism and Canadian History” by Sean Kheraj with Ingrid Waldron, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Friday: Racism in America: A Reader” Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University Press


Saturday: The Myth of John James Audubon” by Gregory Nobles, Audubon 


Sunday: The Methuselah tree and the secrets of Earth’s oldest organisms” by Robin McKie, The Guardian


Top Words

1. Audubon

2. environmental

3. history

4. racism

5. said

6. Black

7. Canadian

8. people

9. also

10. Environmental

12. will

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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