This is the 189th 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 (October 5, 2020 – October 11, 2020):

Monday: “Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah – study” by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

Tuesday: #EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2020” by Jessica DeWitt, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Wednesday: “Princeton U. agrees to pay nearly $1.2 million to female professors after feds find men earned more” by Kelly Heyboer,

Thursday: “Fact Sheet: Why It’s Time to Discuss Environmental Justice in Tonight’s VP Debate” by Evergreen Action, Medium

Friday: Plan for largest mine in Papua New Guinea history ‘appears to disregard human rights’, UN says” by Lyanne Togiba and Ben Doherty, The Guardian

Saturday: The Fir Trade in Canada: Mapping Commodity Flows on Railways” by Joshua MacFadyen and Nolan Kressin, Network in Canadian History and Environment 

Sunday: Prince William Announces Big Global Environmental Prize” by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger 

Top Words

1. climate

2. data

3. historical

4. environmental

5. time

6. will

7. GIS

8. also

9. Canada

10. Canadian

11. said

Climate, Data, Historical

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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