At first glance, the feral hog rooting through a farmer's field doesn't have much in common with the mosquito that takes a blood meal from the hog's back, or the popcorn trees that have sprung up around the edges of the field. But as invasive species - animals and plants that would never have gotten to Alabama unless somebody brought them here -- there are several traits they have in common. They did not evolve along with the ecosystems into which they've been dropped by air or by sea.
Populations of the endangered vermilion darter have been found in new areas of Turkey Creek, near Pinson, upstream of where a dam was removed four years ago in an effort to expand the fish's range. The vermilion darter is a small, brightly colored fish, that is found only in a nine-mile stretch of Turkey Creek and its tributaries in north Jefferson County. The darter needs clear, free-flowing streams to survive and had been blocked from moving upstream by the old dam. The U.S.
The wife of a Spanish Fort police sergeant was reportedly killed in an ATV crash in Camden, Ala. on Saturday, with the couple's teenage daughter being airlifted to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Alison Coile McGough, 41, died in the accident and her daughter is being treated for her injuries at USA Medical Center, according to WKRG TV in Mobile. McGough was the wife of Spanish Fort Police Department Sergeant Steven McGough.
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".