This is the 278th 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.

Water surface after collision with water drop.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 18, 2022 – July 24, 2022):

Monday: “Forest fires rage across Europe as heatwave sends temperatures soaring” by Sam Jones, The Guardian

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: “Antiracism, Blue Humanism and the Black Mediterranean” by Paul Gilroy, Transition

Thursday: “Teaching and Flourishing with Everyday Water” by Tanya Matthan, The Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Friday: Dramatic NASA photos reveal Lake Mead water levels at lowest point since 1937” by Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times

Saturday: Museum of Natural History and Environmental Culture,The

Sunday: During summer camp, a conversation with Pointe-au-Chien children about land loss and culture” by Kezia Setyawan, WWNO

Top Words

  1. water
  2. people
  3. said
  4. Verdin
  5. land
  6. Museum
  7. students
  8. change
  9. China
  10. Lake
  11. sparrows
water, people, said

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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