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Out call at home stands after crew chief review
Instant replay came into play in the first inning of Tuesday night's Rays-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when a crew chief review did not go in the Rays' favor.

Jimenez still an option as a starter
Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is still considered a starter, and the team hopes to keep him stretched out for the final month of the regular season.

O's top 10 prospects Davies, Ohlman to play in AFL
Orioles No. 8 prospect Zach Davies is one of seven players from the Orioles' organization that will take part in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.

Gausman, O's look to clinch series vs. Rays
Coming off his first career shutout, the Rays send Drew Smyly to the hill to help them get back on track Wednesday vs. the O's. Baltimore counters with Kevin Gausman looking to notch a series win.

Clutch hitting helps O's extend AL East lead
A day after energizing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with five homers and nine runs, it took six innings -- and almost three hours -- to bring the crowd of 16,406 to life on Tuesday. With runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth, rookie Jonathan Schoop laced a single to left field. Chris Davis raced home from second and the O's had the decisive run in a 4-2 win against the Rays.

O's prospect Bridwell loses perfect game in seventh
For the second time this season, Class A Advanced Frederick right-hander Parker Bridwell carried a no-hitter deep into the game against Potomac. And, for the second time this season, his bid was spoiled by Tony Renda.

No one found in Lansdowne house where barricade was reported
No one was found inside a Lansdowne home where Baltimore County police had responded to a possible barricade situation Wednesday morning, police said.








Swimmer drowns in Ocean City rip current
A swimmer drowned Tuesday in Ocean City after being pulled in by a rip current amid dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City Beach Patrol officials said.








Man fatally stabbed, two shot in Baltimore
A man was fatally stabbed in North Baltimore late Tuesday night while a woman was shot in the leg in a robbery attempt on the edge of the Charles Village neighborhood early Wednesday morning, police said.


15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Dundalk
Another teen expected to be charged in the killing

A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in Dundalk on Monday night, and another 15-year-old boy is expected to be charged in the killing, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.








Permanent fund set up for Columbia mall shooting victim
The memorial fund established for Tyler Johnson, one of the two victims killed in the shooting at The Mall in Columbia earlier this year, was made into a permanent endowment last week by Johnson's family.








Traffic: Collision on I-95 North in Baltimore City
A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 North in Baltimore City at the MD 150 (Eastern Avenue) exit has closed both northbound shoulders at 8:20 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.







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11/15/2010

World’s forests can adapt to climate change, study says
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 7:54 am

Water shortages as a result of rising temperatures will not do as much damage as feared, evidence from ancient trees suggests

* Alok Jha, science correspondent

It is generally acknowledged that a warming world will harm the world’s forests. Higher temperatures mean water becomes more scarce, spelling death for plants – or perhaps not always.

According to a study of ancient rainforests, trees may be hardier than previously thought. Carlos Jaramillo, a scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), examined pollen from ancient plants trapped in rocks in Colombia and Venezuela. “There are many climactic models today suggesting that … if the temperature increases in the tropics by a couple of degrees, most of the forest is going to be extinct,” he said. “What we found was the opposite to what we were expecting: we didn’t find any extinction event [in plants] associated with the increase in temperature, we didn’t find that the precipitation decreased.”

In a study published todayin Science, Jaramillo and his team studied pollen grains and other biological indicators of plant life embedded in rocks formed around 56m years ago, during an abrupt period of warming called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. CO2 levels had doubled in 10,000 years and the world was warmer by 3C-5C for 200,000 years.

Contrary to expectations, he found that forests bloomed with diversity. New species of plants, including those from the passionflower and chocolate families, evolved quicker as others became extinct. The study also shows moisture levels did not decrease significantly during the warm period. “It was totally unexpected,” Jaramillo said of the findings.

Klaus Winter of the STRI added: “It is remarkable that there is so much concern about the effects of greenhouse conditions on tropical forests. However, these horror scenarios probably have some validity if increased temperatures lead to more frequent or severe drought as some of the current predictions suggest.”

Last year, researchers at the Met Office Hadley Centre reported that a 2C rise above pre-industrial levels, widely considered the best-case scenario, would still see 20-40% of the Amazon die off within 100 years. A 3C rise would see 75% of the forest destroyed by drought in the next century, while a 4C rise would kill 85%.

Jaramillo found that the plants he studied seemed to become more efficient with their water use when it became more scarce. But he also cautioned that future risks for the world’s plant species did not end with climate change. Human action would continue to determine the fate of the world’s forests, he said.

“What the fossil record is showing is that plants have already the genetic variability to cope with high temperature and high levels of CO2.

“Rather than global warming, the [trouble] for tropical plants is deforestation. The fossil record shows that, when you don’t have humans around, the plants can deal with high temperatures and CO2.”

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Advocates want to see NFL act on domestic violence (The Associated Press)
Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it's time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women. Three members of Congress wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to reconsider Rice's suspension, the governor of Maine says he'll boycott the league, and numerous groups that advocate for women and families condemned the penalty as too lenient. A person familiar with the NFL's plans says the league is looking into increasing punishments for players involved in domestic violence.

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday.

Team Report - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (The SportsXchange)
Brees as sharp as every in win over Colts

Team Report - DALLAS COWBOYS (The SportsXchange)
Cowboys ragged, Romo roughed up in dress rehearsal

Team Report - WASHINGTON REDSKINS (The SportsXchange)
Gruden disagrees with Meriweather suspension

Ravens look to rebound after rare playoff blackout (The Associated Press)
The Baltimore Ravens regard making the playoffs as the minimum requirement to a successful season. Not only did the Ravens fail to defend their Super Bowl title, but they missed the postseason for the first time in coach John Harbaugh's six-year tenure. Baltimore rebounded from a 4-6 start to finish 8-8 and remained in the playoff hunt until the final week. None of that mattered in the end, and little of that is worth remembering as the Ravens enter the 2014 season.

Packers' Boykin making noise with his play (The Associated Press)
Jarrett Boykin was talking about his least favorite topic: Jarrett Boykin. At a position known for its attention-loving players, there's only one reason the Green Bay Packers' third-year wide receiver had even agreed to an interview. It's not that Boykin is anti-social. ''You guys can write the articles, you can tell the stories, but at the end of the day, I'm the one who has to go out there and prove what I've got to prove.'' It is that need with proving himself that has driven Boykin to be the Packers' No. 3 receiver, behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

Redskins safety Meriweather to appeal suspension (The SportsXchange)
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension that the NFL levied for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a "legitimate football play." The NFL's statement on the hit Saturday at Baltimore, when officials ruled Meriweather hit Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith "with forcible contact to the head and neck area ... on a pass play" cited no attempt to make a form tackle or wrap up the offensive player. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is hoping that the league will reduce or revoke the penalty. This is the sixth time Meriweather has been cited for a violation of player safety rules.

Redskins' Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension (The Associated Press)
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a ''legitimate football play'' while teammates stood up for him with much stronger words. Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he hopes the team can get the NFL to revoke or reduce the sanction for the hit on Torrey Smith in Saturday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. It is the sixth time Meriweather has been cited for a violation of player safety rules. I thought it was a legitimate football play, but the NFL didn't see it that way.'' Meriweather was suspended for two games last year for a pair of helmet-first hits in game against the Chicago Bears, but the penalty was reduced to one game after an appeal.

RG3, Redskins' starters won't play Thursday (The Associated Press)
Robert Griffin III will get to sit out the final preseason game after all. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he will rest his starters Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gruden had considered playing the first-team offense for a series or two because he didn't want to end the preseason ''on a sour note'' after the quarterback's poor performance Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Monday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to outlast Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round of the U.S. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past U.S. Nick Kyrgios upset No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (1) and No. 24 Julien Benneteau was beaten in five sets by fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire. Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka and fifth-seeded Milos Raonic both advanced in straight sets.

Team Report - BALTIMORE RAVENS (The SportsXchange)
Smith set to prove he can still play at high level

Ravens' cutdown includes two SB ring-bearers (The SportsXchange)
In order for the Baltimore Ravens to get down to the NFL roster limit of 75 players, two players from their 2012-13 Super Bowl championship team were sacrificed Monday: wide receiver LaQuan Williams and safety Omar Brown. "Omar and LaQuan are two guys who have been here for a long time and have contributed so much to us," coach John Harbaugh said. The Ravens also placed three players on injured reserve: defensive ends Brent Urban (torn anterior cruciate ligament) and Kapron Lewis-Moore (torn Achilles) and offensive guard Will Rackley. Rackley sustained a concussion during the first week of training camp, and he had a history of concussions when he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

DE Hatcher better friend than foe for Washington (The SportsXchange)
Defensive end Jason Hatcher is impressing some of the Washington Redskins he once depressed. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, for one, thinks the addition of Hatcher is a key this year for the Redskins. "Jason Hatcher looked great out there," Kerrigan said, referring to Saturday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. "He's the same guy who terrorized us when he was with Dallas.
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