Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has veered the United States dramatically off course from how it responded to climate change under former President Barack Obama. From announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, to allowing federal agencies to erase the phrase “climate change” on websites, Trump, who once tweeted that climate change was a “hoax,” has systematically minimized its threat.
Immediately after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the phrase “climate change” was deleted from the White House website. Since then, activists, scientists and laypeople have been concerned that there would be a complete erasure of information and language on the topic on federal websites. A new report released today (January 10), tracks how mentions of climate change have been removed or changed in the year of the Trump administration—and the findings show that the fears were well-founded.
On Friday (January 5), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on the conditions in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, which struck the island on September 20, knocking out the power grid and flooding the island with more than two feet of water. Per the agency, some 100 days after the storm, approximately 76,000 residents in the United States commonwealth currently rely on drinking water that might be contaminated with raw sewage.
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".