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Updated: 2018-Sep-24 13:45 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Links in tweets originated by professional science writers in the past 14 days, ordered by retweets-per-follower averaged over each tweet of the link. Below, each link is presented in the context of the particular tweet with the highest retweets per follower.

1. One retweet per 19 followers (average):

Enough toxic coal ash to fill 180 dump trucks had spilled from the site of a retired ⁦coal plant near Wilmington amid Florence flooding, ⁦@DukeEnergy⁩ says. https://t.co/ZAWp17VTjB

— John Upton (@johnupton) September 16, 2018

2. One retweet per 33 followers (average):

At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet. “It doesn’t need to be a very big warming, as long as it stays 2 degrees warmer for a sufficient time, this is the end game,” a researcher said. https://t.co/pZ3ygBAV6B @chriscmooney

— Darryl Fears (@bydarrylfears) September 20, 2018

3. One retweet per 33 followers (average):

Throughout Hurricane Florence, Duke Energy held out hope that a dam next to its toxic coal ash basin wouldn't breach. That hope was dashed today. https://t.co/2aUuttakBy @eilperin @brady_dennis @StevenMufson pic.twitter.com/9BfMiq4x7V

— Darryl Fears (@bydarrylfears) September 21, 2018

4. One retweet per 43 followers (average):

If the latest NHC forecast comes to pass, #Florence will be the only hurricane on record to make a Cat 4 U.S. landfall so far north. The dramatic slowing on Friday, and the implied risk of extreme rainfall, is the other very concerning detail on this map. https://t.co/tfePz2Glur pic.twitter.com/NPrkaWL6Ha

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) September 10, 2018

5. One retweet per 45 followers (average):

STORY: Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully drops rovers on asteroid Ryugu https://t.co/XWbnUFFjlI pic.twitter.com/WGPaJDJ24f

— Jason Davis (@jasonrdavis) September 22, 2018

6. One retweet per 56 followers (average):

Another reminder of how truly unusual #Florence is: No hurricane on record within 200 miles of Florence's location on Friday has come close to the U.S. East Coast before. Unusual paths can produce outcomes that history doesn't prepare us for. https://t.co/hokkaNOaec pic.twitter.com/sHjvjWRR87

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) September 10, 2018

7. One retweet per 57 followers (average):

An Antarctic glacier is no longer named after a geologist accused of sexually harassing former female graduate students in the field. It may be the first geologic landform name toppled by #MeToo https://t.co/SzMdd6I0we

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) September 17, 2018

8. One retweet per 67 followers (average):

Only four hurricanes on record have made landfalls as Cat 4s north of Florida. #Florence may become the fifth--and could be the strongest landfall on record so far north https://t.co/Ndq8setxmi pic.twitter.com/kj14mx94yt

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) September 11, 2018

9. One retweet per 79 followers (average):

“We cannot rule out that coal ash is moving into the river,” ⁦@DukeEnergy⁩ says.

That means the poisonous pollution is almost certainly moving into Cape Fear River.

Neighbors have been fighting for Duke to clean this up for years. Duke fights hard. https://t.co/xo4ASfstzA

— John Upton (@johnupton) September 21, 2018

10. One retweet per 112 followers (average):

“Essentially, every coastal flood today is made deeper and more damaging by sea-level rise caused by climate change. The principle is simple: If you fill a bathtub higher, it’s easier for splashes to get out of the tub."
@ClimateCentral CEO Ben Strauss. https://t.co/wnhRXCtx19

— John Upton (@johnupton) September 14, 2018

11. One retweet per 118 followers (average):

Frying Pan Tower is a decommissioned light house, 30ish miles off the coast of North Carolina. It's got a live cam and you can already see the impacts of Florence coming in. https://t.co/dkHAUiOejr

— Maggie Koerth-Baker (@maggiekb1) September 13, 2018

12. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

Me n' @jesswade wrote about why we're working to get @AngelaDSaini's ~Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story~ into every NYC public school library for @sciam. https://t.co/hfAWVS0VH9

— Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD (@webmz_) September 17, 2018

13. One retweet per 120 followers (average):

With coal ash spilling from at least one power plant storage site in North Carolina, a reminder that @DukeEnergy "spent years lobbying and litigating" to minimize its efforts to protect the public from its toxic waste. https://t.co/lSoEcxJQ46

— John Upton (@johnupton) September 16, 2018

14. One retweet per 135 followers (average):

The latest organ-in-a-dish? A human esophagus. Made entirely from stem cells. My story for @NatGeo: https://t.co/vXvpnPnKAP

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) September 20, 2018

15. One retweet per 159 followers (average):

I get asked a lot about why I don't make @YouTube videos anymore. This. This would be why. https://t.co/HVqtr21Ei3

— Gwen Pearson🐜🐛 (@bug_gwen) September 15, 2018

16. One retweet per 168 followers (average):

You can't make this stuff up: Bill Shine, the former top exec at @FoxNews who took the lead in *COVERING UP SEXUAL HARRASSMENT SCANDALS* at the network (https://t.co/j9iCuxy2ih), is coaching Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/SWOJyx4eRH

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 19, 2018

17. One retweet per 171 followers (average):

All of our back issues of The Planetary Report are now open-access, even if you're not a member! (You're not a member?) Archive here: https://t.co/lZC7o6lGNd pic.twitter.com/l0BFiIz7BL

— Jason Davis (@jasonrdavis) September 18, 2018

18. One retweet per 176 followers (average):

In Pembroke, NC, I watched a pastor offer a benediction to rescue workers embarking on their next mission.

“It’s going to be hard to see any hope in what’s happening today. But those people you are rescuing, you are their hope. You are their salvation.”https://t.co/I5wnvpXwKc

— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) September 16, 2018

19. One retweet per 183 followers (average):

this was also a concern in 2016, when Hurricane Matthew dumped as much as 18 inches of rain in parts of NC: https://t.co/Xs0q6cigpr

that caused flooding that led to at least one documented coal ash release into a waterway: https://t.co/nhUE0kOzof

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 11, 2018

20. One retweet per 183 followers (average):

this was also a concern in 2016, when Hurricane Matthew dumped as much as 18 inches of rain in parts of NC: https://t.co/Xs0q6cigpr

that caused flooding that led to at least one documented coal ash release into a waterway: https://t.co/nhUE0kOzof

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 11, 2018