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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

Jul 16 2018

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

OSLO More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday.

Jul 14 2018

Norway renews NATO spending pledge as Trump's defense chief visits

OSLO Norway, described by U.S. President Donald Trump as NATO's "eyes and ears" in the north, recommitted itself to lifting its defense spending to meet NATO targets during talks on Saturday with Trump's defense secretary.

Jul 11 2018

Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst

OSLO Molson Coors is stepping up efforts to fight global warming even though recent hot weather in Europe during the World Cup has lifted beer sales for one of the world's biggest brewers, Chief Executive Mark Hunter said on Wednesday.

Jul 09 2018

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries

FINNMARK PLATEAU, Norway/OSLO When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is often busy explaining to people how a planned copper mine threatens his livelihood. | Video

Jul 04 2018

Green Climate Fund meeting 'disappointing', chief quits

OSLO A Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a "very difficult and disappointing" meeting ending on Wednesday, in a new setback after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out U.S. support last year.

Jun 27 2018

Borealis says aims to makes products completely from recycled plastics

OSLO Plastic refuse should be seen as a raw material, able to produce "completely waste-based" recycled goods, the incoming chief executive of Austrian plastics maker Borealis AG told Reuters, vowing his firm would do its bit to cut pollution.

Jun 27 2018

Near-record tree cover losses in 2017 strip area as big as Italy

OSLO The world lost tree cover the size of Italy in 2017 as forests were cleared using fire to make way for farms from the Amazon to the Congo Basin, an independent forest monitoring network said on Wednesday.

Jun 21 2018

Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea level rise

OSLO, June 21 Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

Jun 21 2018

More than 20 nations seek lead in setting tougher climate goals

OSLO More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they planned to "lead from the front" in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement.

Jun 21 2018

European human rights court rejects appeal by Norwegian mass killer

OSLO The European Court of Human Rights rejected on Thursday an appeal by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik who says his near-isolation in prison amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment. | Video

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