When she was in her 20s, Loren Ferguson thought about getting a job in the oilfield, but her dad talked her out of it.She was attracted to the money, but dad was so concerned about the idea, he actually offered to pay her not to pursue it.“That’s a hard life,” she recalls that he told her. “Go to school first.
Airing dirty laundry is not usually thought of as a good thing, but in the case of testing soil health, it’s not just good, it’s pretty great, and it’s really easy to do.Just take a few pairs of cotton underwear and bury them in the ground for a month. After that, dig them up, and their level of decomposition provides a telling picture of what’s going on with soil microbial activity.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., has proposed sweeping changes for the Department of Energy, including moving the Environmental Protection Agency under its umbrella. Those changes are now in the hands of Joe Barton, R-Texas. Barton, vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is working to introduce a Department of Energy reauthorization bill this fall.The proposal is the same one Cramer presented last year to then president-elect Donald Trump.
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".