A coalition of environmental groups today called on the state of Louisiana to prioritize projects in the wide-ranging plan for coastal restoration and storm protection. Restore the Mississippi River Delta chose 17 projects in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, which it believes will stretch the available dollars. The groups point to critical pieces of real estate, such as the Manchac land bridge, which separates Lake Pontchartrain from Lake Maurepas.
A group of brown pelicans cling to the last remaining island in Cat Bay (John Snell)The GPS device on the boat David Sylve piloted through Barataria Bay had trouble keeping pace with the land loss. "My GPS is telling me we're at four feet of water," Sylve said. However, the screen showed a large area of brown where an island is supposed to sit on the map. "All the brown spots you see on the GPS used to be land." It tells him he is smack dab in the middle of an island in Cat Bay."
Along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain east of the Twin Span Bridge, a dredge carves away at the lake bottom. A pipe delivers another type of black gold, mud that has pieced back together 600 acres of shoreline wiped out in Hurricane Katrina. "For future storms that might, God forbid, come into this area, we needed that protection," said Johnny Bradberry, Chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".