Twenty-five years ago, Tony Wood’s life made a right-angle turn: He got married and within a month became the chief operator of the Osgood (Indiana) Wastewater Treatment Plant. While he had no experience in either case, he’s been successful at both. He and his wife, Laurie, who is a teacher, have four children — two just graduating from college and two in high school.
Tim Mills operates the town of Bethel, Vermont, wastewater treatment plant all by himself. He’s up early to be at the plant by 6 a.m. He returns each night around 7 o’clock to check on things before he heads to bed. He takes vacations in his RV just eight miles from town so he can maintain close contact with the plant. He’s been doing that since 1987, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Water-quality professionals are confirming what fishermen and boaters on U.S. waterways already know: Nutrient pollution is increasingly damaging the water environment. In its National Water Program Guidance report in 2014, the U.S. EPA called nutrient pollution one of the country’s most serious and pervasive water-quality problems in the U.S. But while the threat is confirmed, questions remain about the cost of nutrient control and the impact of point versus nonpoint sources.
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".