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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

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Invest in poor rural areas to curb exclusion, quash extremism: UNDP

OSLO Remote areas in poor nations need far more investment to undercut recruitment by militant armed groups, in a shift from development policies focused most on cities, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said.

May 23 2018

Strict curbs on global warming would buoy world economy: study

OSLO Stringent limits on global warming would bolster the world economy by averting tens of trillions of dollars in damage this century from heat waves, droughts and floods, a U.S. study said on Wednesday.

May 17 2018

A third of protected wildlife areas marred by roads and towns - study

OSLO A third of the world's protected areas for wildlife are suffering road-building, more farms and other man-made threats that are undermining goals to safeguard the diversity of life on Earth, scientists said on Thursday.

May 15 2018

Arctic oil 'undrillable' amid global warming: U.N.'s ex-climate chief

OSLO An architect of the Paris climate agreement urged governments on Tuesday to halt oil exploration in the Arctic, saying drilling was not economical and warming threatened the environmentally fragile region.

May 02 2018

'Umbrella in a hurricane': U.N. says climate funding far too low

Worldwide investments in limiting climate change are far too low and as flimsy as using an umbrella in a hurricane, the United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa said on Wednesday.

Apr 27 2018

Climate action woefully inadequate, U.N. talks leader Fiji says

OSLO Government plans for slowing climate change remain 'woefully inadequate' despite promises of tougher action under the 2015 Paris agreement, according to Fiji, which will preside at United Nations talks in Germany next week.

Apr 23 2018

California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists

OSLO California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday.

Apr 20 2018

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

OSLO The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 18 2018

Norwegian plastics recycler Tomra seeks to expand in China

ASKER, Norway Norway's Tomra, the world's top maker of machines that collect plastic bottles and repay a deposit, is seeking to expand in China as governments worldwide work to limit waste, Chief Executive Stefan Ranstrand said on Wednesday.

Apr 05 2018

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: U.N.

LONDON/OSLO Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday.

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