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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

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.

Jan 16 2018

More green power could curb India's water, electricity gap - researchers

ROME, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water shortages have disrupted India's power plants for years, and are likely to worsen as power demands grow and climate change brings more frequent droughts - a reality that is adding urgency to government plans to boost use of renewable energy, analysts said.

Jan 10 2018

Warming will put millions more at flood risk in next 20 years: scientists

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless countries urgently boost their flood defenses, millions more people will be at risk from river flooding in the next 20 years as global warming increases the likelihood of severe rainfall, scientists said on Wednesday.

Dec 19 2017

Climate change may boost rain in Kenyan river basin - scientists

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's Tana River Basin, a major source of hydroelectric power, food and fresh water, may see its annual rainfall increase as much as 43 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

Nov 10 2017

Agriculture can curb planet warming emissions 'immediately': U.N.

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil fuel-guzzling energy and transport sectors to decarbonize before global warming spirals out of control, the United Nations said on Friday.

Nov 09 2017

Haiti tops index of nations worst-hit by extreme weather in 2016

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Haiti, which was hit last year by its strongest hurricane in 50 years, has been ranked the country worst-affected by extreme weather in 2016, in an index published on Thursday.


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