PORTLAND, Ore. -- Just how clean is the Willamette River? According to the City of Portland, it is cleaner than it's been in decades and clean enough for swimming. The city knows this because it tests the water weekly. Every Wednesday between the months of May and September, a field technician with the Bureau of Environmental Services collects a water sample from the river. That sample is then tested for E. coli. So far this summer, the tests have shown bacteria levels well within safe limits.
NEWPORT, Ore. - The ocean waters off the Oregon coast are now full of strange looking creatures called pyrosomes that set off a glow, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officialsInside his NOAA research lab at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, oceanographer Rick Brodeur is studying the creatures. "When I first saw it I didn't even know what it was," he said. Brodeur says he first saw a pyrosome in this area two years ago.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- We here in Portland love our bicycles. We also love our beer. Now a local brewery has found a way to use one to make the other and help out the environment in the process. Ben Parsons has been brewing beer at the Baerlic Brewing Company for going on three years. This year he is doing something he has never done before. He and his team have brewed up a batch of low-carbon beer. "It's great, yeah, it's very good," Parsons said. It's called "Bike Crush Saison."
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".