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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 19 2018

Plan for Rome seeks to avert dangerous tensions, reap benefits of migrants

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rome must help refugees integrate into life in Italy's capital city, to cut the risk of tensions between communities that could escalate to dangerous levels – and to benefit from the fresh life they bring to an aging population, officials said.

May 03 2018

Tailor climate insurance to needs of poorest: experts

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Billions of dollars are being poured into insurance schemes to help farmers recover from worsening impacts of climate change, but as yet there is little evidence to show that such programs work for the poorest, experts say.

Apr 05 2018

European efforts to curb plastic litter in oceans are working - researchers

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has significantly dropped since 2010 as European governments crack down on their use, researchers said on Thursday.

Mar 21 2018

New coal plants falling but not enough to meet Paris target: study

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of coal-fired power plants built worldwide fell steeply over the past two years, but emissions are too high to keep global warming within relatively safe levels, campaigners said on Thursday.

Mar 19 2018

Climate migration to surge by 2050 unless emissions are curbed - World Bank

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 140 million people in Africa, Latin America and South Asia could move to another part of their country by 2050 to escape the worsening impacts of climate change - unless urgent action is taken to curb global warming and help people adapt, the World Bank said Monday.

Mar 04 2018

Eating less meat? Meatless butchers to mushroom burgers can help

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From juicy chicken chunks and sausage rolls to bacon and tuna, Dutch butcher Jaap Korteweg offers it all. But there's a twist: None of the goods on display at his shop in The Hague are made from meat.

Feb 21 2018

European cities need to adapt now to future drought, floods - researchers

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European cities in the second half of the century may face significantly worse heatwaves, deepening drought, and more river floods if global temperatures continue to rise - something they need to begin preparing for now, researchers said on Wednesday.

Jan 25 2018

At Davos, bosses paint climate change as an opportunity

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses should seize a $6 trillion opportunity to invest in tackling climate change over the next two decades, the head of an Indian multinational said at Davos on Thursday. | Video

Jan 22 2018

Artificially cooling planet may pose threat to plants, animals

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spraying chemicals into the earth's upper atmosphere to reflect more sunlight away from the planet could be one means of coping with runaway climate change, some scientists say.

Jan 19 2018

Climate insurance scheme targets women farmers in Africa, Asia

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said.


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