One of Scotland’s rarest breeding birds is under increasing threat of extinction after a new survey revealed a dramatic drop in numbers for the third year in a row. The latest count of corncrakes shows a decline of 17 per cent in the past year and 33 per cent since 2014. Only 866 calling males were recorded this year, down from a high of 1,289 three years ago. Conservationists fear the species could vanish from Scotland if nothing is done.
Rare and ecologically important sand dunes at Donald Trump’s flagship Scottish golf resort in Aberdeenshire could be stripped of their protected status due to “damage and loss”, according to experts. The golf course covers part of the Foveran Links site of special scientific interest (SSSI), which was considered one of the UK’s finest examples of a mobile sand dune system. Prior to development, the sands shifted northwards by up to 11 metres each year over an area of around 15 hectares.
International leaders, politicians, scientists and campaigners are gathering in Germany as the latest round of United Nations climate talks, the 23rd Conference of Parties, kicks off in Bonn this week. Their goal – to prevent dangerous human-induced interference to the world’s climate system, or global warming. So not a big ask then. Climate change has been named the biggest threat ever to face mankind.
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".