Last month, the Department of the Interior abruptly ended a six-year-old ban on the sale of bottled water at some of our largest National Parks. The intention of the original ban was simple: allow parks to opt-in to a process to eliminate the sale of single-use plastic bottles within their park, easing plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste created by plastic bottles. Prior to this reversal, 23 parks had already put this process into place. Take Utah’s Zion National Park as an example.
From the Grand Canyon to Saguaro National Park, the desert is home to some of the most beautiful, otherworldly scenery on the planet. But it’s also one of the earth’s harshest environments: Lack of water, extreme heat, and rugged, occasionally disorienting terrain can put unprepared hikers in danger in minutes. Come prepared for the heat with these basic tips. You can’t live without water, and in a desert environment, you can’t count on finding it.
The National Park Service has ended a six-year-old ban on the sale of bottled water in some of its units, just weeks after a former lobbyist who helped represent one of the country's largest producers of bottled water was confirmed as deputy interior secretary. The voluntary ban was put in place in 2011, in response to complaints that the bottles were clogging national parks up with litter.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".