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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

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.

Nov 09 2017

Can governments keep their people safe as global temperatures rise?

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is on track for a 3-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures - a level not seen in 4 million years - but most government plans to help people adapt to coming changes still assume much smaller temperature hikes, experts say.

Nov 08 2017

Climate-hit nations ask: Who will pay the rising costs of disasters?

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change-driven storms, floods and other disasters bring escalating financial losses, how will the costs be paid? That's a crucial question at the U.N. climate talks in Bonn this week.

Nov 07 2017

'Apocalyptic' storms threaten to overwhelm small island states: leaders

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless emissions can be drastically and quickly curbed, efforts by small island nations to adapt to climate change may be in vain, a leader of a group of small island nations said Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

"I'm afraid and angry", says 18-year-old leading climate legal fight

BONN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 18-year-old granddaughter of a veteran climate scientist is so angry at the environmental legacy that adults are leaving her generation that she is taking the U.S. government to court.

Nov 06 2017

As climate disasters quicken, urgent action - and cash - are needed

BONN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change impacts strengthen, poor people and countries vulnerable to rising sea level, droughts, hurricanes and floods need to be the focus of this year's U.N. climate talks - and governments need to act faster to protect them, campaigners said on Monday.

Nov 06 2017

From better bulbs to more trees, Italy's Assisi takes on climate change

ASSISI, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The small medieval Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi, birthplace of Francis, Catholic patron saint of ecologists, is embarking on a quiet revolution.

Nov 05 2017

As disasters surge, nations must slash emissions faster, climate experts urge

BONN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With hurricanes, floods and other impacts of climate change becoming increasingly destructive, countries urgently need to step up their ambitions to cut emissions if they are to keep global warming within safe limits, experts said ahead of U.N. climate talks starting on Monday.

Nov 02 2017

Nations must peak their emissions faster to avoid dangerous warming - researchers

ROME, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More countries than ever before have hit the expected peak of their planet-warming emissions - laying the groundwork to reduce them - but much more needs to be done, and fast, to curb emissions, researchers said on Thursday.

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