In 1962, Neil Douglas accepted a position in the brand new biology department of what is now the University of Louisiana Monroe. The school asked him to start a vertebrate biology course, which he said he’d be happy to do. Then he realized, because the department was new, there was nothing to work with. “So I began collecting frantically all the fishes and frogs and toads and snakes and lizards and mammals that I could get hold of,” Douglas recently recalled.
The Environmental Protection Agency has ended summer fuel requirements early for states affected by fuel disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey, in Texas. The ruling will affect several states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Summer fuel is a special blend of gasoline that doesn't evaporate as readily as winter mixes, thereby reducing pollution in the hot summer months. It takes extra steps to mix and is more expensive to produce and get to market.
About 120 miles east of Washington, D.C., Delaware’s coast is dotted with quaint beach towns and miles of pretty shoreline. In the southern part of the state, a thin strip of land separates the ocean from the bays that have pushed into the mainland. As Dave Ritondo drove on this tenuous thread of land - to his right, the Atlantic Ocean, to his left, Rehoboth Bay - rain pummeled his windshield. Dave Ritondo calls himself the 'oyster shell picker upper."
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".