This is the 250th 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 (December 13, 2021 – December 19, 2021):

Monday: “Postcards from a World on Fire,The New York Times

Tuesday: Hidden Externalities: The Globalization of Hazardous Waste” by Simone M. Müller, Business History Review

Wednesday: “Bugs across globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds” by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Thursday: “NiCHE – Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum Call for Papers,” Canadian Studies Network

Friday: Study: People of color breathe more polluted air, regardless of income” by Mark Armao, Grist

Saturday: ‘This new snow has no name’: Sami reindeer herders face climate disaster” by Karen McVeigh, The Guardian

Sunday: UK scientists: bring in curbs now or face up to 2m daily Covid infections as Omicron spreads” by Michael Savage, Robin McKie, and Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Guardian

Top Words

  1. waste
  2. Colbert
  3. hazardous
  4. brothers
  5. chemicals
  6. U.S
  7. environmental
  8. one
  9. New
  10. Scholar
waste, Colbert, hazardous

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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