The California governor is currently touring Europe to talk about his pet cause: climate action. He’s representing multiple coalitions of state and local governments — the international Under2 Coalition and U.S. Climate Alliance — that are trying to push for the social reform and clean energy infrastructure that would achieve the climate goals put forward by the Paris Agreement. Anyway!
I opened the Umbra inbox to find a question from our new intern and recent Seattle transplant, Zoya: How does compost work? Zoya! Don’t be shy! Just ask me in person! But actually don’t, because I can’t answer it, and thinking about the mysteries of the composting process fills me with visceral distress. You throw a bunch of old food in a bin and hope, through the magic of decomposition, that it becomes something that enriches soil. Clearly, I did not have a very productive science education.
Among those wins: 28 first-time candidates endorsed by Run for Something, an organization that’s worked to get young, progressive candidates in local seats across the country. That’s 40 percent of the entire cohort of this election’s candidates backed by the organization. The candidates ran for offices like city council, mayor, and state legislature, often facing the uphill battle of running against an incumbent.
@jessicahester@ameliainahurry jessica! this is an excellent tip. i have limited freezer space so i use a charcoal-topped bin that incredibly never gets bugs or smells. (p.s. congrats on the atlas obscura job!)
friends: i'm proud to introduce a *~*lifestyle brand*~* that @ameliainahurry and i have been cooking up for like a year. the motto is: "sometimes, you have to be a weirdo." let's start with compost. https://t.co/5NrAbJoVQj
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".