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Report: Warmer winters, more floods and fewer ski dollars for Sierra Nevada

Skiers, boarders and the nation’s 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 new study 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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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 14, 2012 10:54AM Published Dec 14, 2012 10:52AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.