Growing number of Swedes choose train travel over flying to reduce pollution

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An Allegro train travels at a railway station in Helsinki December 12, 2010. (Timo Jaakonaho/Lehtikuva/Reuters)
For many Swedes, Midsommar marks the beginning of the summer holidays.

While many will be flying abroad, as Radio Sweden reports, a growing number of young families are choosing to take the train, for environmental reasons.

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Russia: Murmansk Governor says lack of infrastructure hampering growth, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Sweden breaks ground on test plant for fossil-free steel production, The Independent Barents Observer

United States: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cryopolitics Blog

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