This is the 233rd 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. 

A picture of dry, cracked earth representing

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (August 16, 2021 – August 22, 2021):

Monday: “Incest at the Zoo: Saving and (in)Breeding the Przewalski’s Horse” by Monica Vasile, The Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Tuesday: First-ever water cuts declared for Colorado River in historic drought” by Rachel Ramirez, CNN


Wednesday: “Conservationist Series: Mardy Murdy,” Hike It Baby


Thursday: “Multibillion-dollar Louisiana plastics plant put on pause in a win for activists” by Oliver Laughland, The Guardian


Friday: Suzuki, Atwood, Ondaatje, Lewis Call for Emergency Leaders Debate on Climate” by Michael Harris, The Tyee


Saturday: I’m an Asian American woman in academia. Here’s what ‘The Chair’ gets right” by Nancy Wang Yuen, Los Angeles Times


Sunday: The River Keepers” by Jonathan Franklin, Sierra


Top Words

  1. drought
  2. water
  3. California
  4. historic
  5. West’s
  6. Caption
  7. Hide
  8. Photos
  9. June
  10. Lake
Drought, water, California

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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