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UBS ends financing for all new offshore oil projects in Arctic

In addition to this announcement, the investment bank has achieved its sustainable investment goal three years early, increasing its core sustainable investments by more than 56% to USD $488 billion.

Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection bill

The result - 63.1% in favour to 36.9% against - is a huge boost for Switzerland's LGBT community. A bill to legalise same-sex marriage is currently on its way through parliament.

Nestle creates wrapper that degrades in the sea within six months

"We know it will degrade in a marine environment within six months, which, compared to the flow wrap that it's currently in, it's about 450 years."

Swiss startup Innolith claims 1000 Wh/kg battery technology breakthrough

1000 Wh/kg batteries would theoretically allow an electric car to travel 600 miles or more on a single charge.

Biotech firm treats first patient in Western world with CRISPR technique for blood disease

A Switzerland-based startup called CRISPR Therapeutics just used gene-editing name to treat someone with the blood disease beta thalassemia. It marks the first time CRISPR gene editing has been used in a Western clinic.

Scientists advocate for the legalization of MDMA and psychadelics for medical treatments at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College in London, said that €œthe climate's looking good€ for turning psychedelics into approved medical treatments.