This is the 220th 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 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021):

Monday: “Why Aren’t Canada’s Conservatives Proposing an Ambitious Climate Plan?” by Chelsea Bean, Spheres of Influence


Tuesday: In 1958 Mao Zedong ordered all the sparrows to be killed because they ate too much grain. This caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history” by Goran Blazeski, The Vintage News


Wednesday: “Environmental [in]Justice: Why Executive Order 12898 Falls Short in Creating Environmental Equity for Vulnerable Communities” by Sam Brower, Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality


Thursday: “Can AI solve our environmental challenges?” by Jesica Lopez and Maria Takman, Agenda 2030 Graduate School blog


Friday: The Humanities in Deep Time,” The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities


Saturday: BLS-CUP Robert Cryer International Law PhD Prize,” University of Birmingham


Sunday: DRC orders evacuation of Goma after Nyiragongo volcano erupts,” The Guardian


Top Words

  1. environmental
  2. justice
  3. E.O.
  4. Order
  5. analysis
  6. federal
  7. agency
  8. Environmental
  9. agencies
  10. review
environmental, justice, E.O.

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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