Several of our viewers posted pictures on our social media pages wondering what caused this "rainbow" in the clouds. It's not a rainbow or a sun dog. The fancy name for it is a circumhorizontal arc. Many people refer to them as "fire rainbows" because of their wispy nature and appearance. Circumhorizontal arcs are formed when the sun is high in the summertime sky. The sun's light shines through the ice crystals that make up cirrus clouds. The ice crystals bend, or refract, the light.
MINNEAPOLIS - Friday is Arbor Day when we celebrate the beauty and function of trees. Bobby and I tagged along with the kids at Redtail Ridge Elementary for a lesson in planting and the importance of doing so. One hundred trees were donated by Kathy Alvig, whose grandson attends the school. She felt compelled to pass along the memories she has of planting seedlings as a child with her father.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Now that we are gearing up for gardening season, it's time to talk about soil health. Chemical fertilizers have over the years depleted our soil of the beneficial microbes that live there and help our plants grow big and strong. Organic fertilizers replenish the soil to allow microbes come back and do what they were meant to do! James Curren of Java Cycle is a coffee roaster that realized the treasure in the process that was previously being thrown away as trash.
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".