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December 15, 2012
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Study finds more rain, less snow likely

Skiers, boarders and winter-dependent business owners might find themselves praying to the snow gods more frequently if the findings from recent studies prove accurate.

The $12.2 billion snow sports industry has lost more than $1 billion in revenue and up to 27,000 jobs over the last decade due to warmer winters and less snow, according to a study published this month commissioned by Jeremy Jones' nonprofit Protect Our Winters and environmental action group Natural Resources Defense Council.

The report - titled "Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States" - found that, on average, winter temperatures have …

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