The quarantine area for the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle killing ash trees throughout North America, was recently expanded to the Maine border by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, prompting state biologists to ramp up public outreach about the pest. A quarantine area for pests such as the emerald ash borer is an area with defined boundaries that limits the transportation of wood, allowing for wood to be moved within that quarantine area, but not transported outside the area.
Sea gulls, eagles, crows and starlings wheeled through the sky over the snowy hills of Hatch Hill Landfill in Augusta recently, searching for scraps of food in heaps of newly dumped trash. As instructed at the gate, Derek Lovitch, co-owner of Freeport Wild Bird Supply, parked by the landfill’s metal pile, then stepped out of his car to retrieve a spotting scope from the trunk. “We have a good chance at seeing Iceland and glaucous [gulls] today,” Lovitch said.
All of Maine’s state parks are open to the public year round, but some parks see more action in the winter than others simply because they have more to offer in the way of groomed ski trails, ice skating spots and ice fishing locations. Each winter, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands highlights some of these parks through a series of Winter Family Fun Days. This Saturday, Feb. 17, a Winter Family Fun Day will take place at Cobscook Bay State Park in eastern Maine.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".