Robert Miller: Looking at water conservation from many anglesConnecticut flows like a song and spins like a water wheel, thanks to the heavens’ generosity. We get 40 to 50 inches of rain a year. Our landscape is laced by rivers and lakes and estuaries. Connecticut is the fourth-most densely populated state in the U.S. People drink and bathe in its clean water and use it immoderately to wash cars and water lawns. Our rivers ran old mills. Modern industry still depends on a steady water supply.
Robert Miller: Volunteers, ready your binoculars for new bird atlasWith birds, nothing stays still for long. There’s almost no lulls in the annual migrations — one species or another is always on the move. In the spring and fall, their numbers reach into the millions. As the face of the land changes with the seasons, the state’s species change as well. Brown thrashers — big, handsome brown-backed cousins of mockingbirds — used to be common in Connecticut.
Robert Miller: Bobcats more common, but don’t blame them for missing petsWhen Sean Grace came to Connecticut in 2014 to apply for the job of director of the Sharon Audubon Center, he went for a walk at the center’s Miles Sanctuary. There was a deer carcass lying on the ice of a frozen pond. A bald eagle flew overhead. “Then a bobcat sauntered out onto the ice and began to feed,” Grace said. The omens convinced him. Grace took the job.
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".