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Climate change impacts on winter sports discussed

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) Climate scientists and ski industry representatives will be discussing the impacts of climate change on the winter sports industry in New England.

Vermont Law School is hosting a panel discussion Thursday, a day after a snowstorm dumped nearly a foot of snow in some parts of the region.

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Until now, Vermont has had a relative snow drought.

The symposium— called "Brown Slopes, Bare Trails: The Impact of Climate Change on Winter Sports" — will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The discussion will be held at the Chase Center on the Vermont Law School campus. Presented by the VLS Sports Law Institute and Environmental Law Center, the event is free and open to the public.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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