Within just decades, according to one U.N. official, all the world's top soil could be gone. And with it, farming. Soil degradation has become a serious problem over the years, and farmers along with experts in agriculture and conservation have taken notice.
One of the two snowy owls that Indiana wildlife rescuers brought in last week died after it was not able to recover from its weak condition. The snowy owl — a male first-year bird, meaning he hatched this year — was rescued from the side of the road near Hanna, Ind. Sunday. He did not have any injuries, Indiana Humane Wildlife Rehabilitation Center executive director Stephanie Kadletz said, but was incredibly emaciated, dehydrated and weak.
Snow and single digits are expected to return to Indiana later this week, but a little piece of the arctic has already arrived in the Midwest. More than 25 snowy owlshave called the Hoosier state homesince late fall — and more are on the way. "You're not going to see a polar bear walking down your towns' main streets," said Scott Weidensaul, Co-founder of Project SNOWstorm, a national group that tags and tracks the owls. "But with snowy owls, that is a piece of the arctic coming to your backyard."
Soil health isn't usually flashy, but it is fertile ground for research...
(Pardon the pun) But in all seriousness, all our top soil — and farming and food supply — could be gone in just a few decades. Enter this $20M project: https://t.co/d6CLeZo71V@FoundationFAR@ISDAgov
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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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".