“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now,” said the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., addressing the state of civil rights in America in 1968. Knowing what we now know about climate change and rising seas, we have both a sense of urgency and, as your elected representatives, a duty to take decisive action. The county of Marin did that on July 17 by filing a lawsuit against the fossil fuel industry.
Marin County recently settled with the Silveira family concerning their 340-acre ranch alongside Highway 101 in San Rafael. This iconic parcel physically separates Novato and San Rafael with a scenic mix of grasslands, valley oaks and tideland habitats associated with the Miller Creek estuary. The settlement prohibits development of the ranch for at least the next 10 years — and it could pave the way for permanent preservation.
Interest in climate change has never been greater in Marin, the Bay Area and nationwide. The impacts are not an abstraction in Marin County. San Francisco Bay has risen 8 inches in the past 100 years and, with accelerated warming, may rise up to 70 inches by the end of this century. Our major roads are regularly inundated, as demonstrated by extended closures of Highway 37 this winter and frequent flooding at the Manzanita Park and Ride in southern Marin.
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".