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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

Apr 13 2017

Water out of thin air? It can be done, say scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People living in arid, drought-ridden areas may soon be able to get water straight from a source that’s all around them — the air, American researchers said Thursday.

Apr 12 2017

In generational shift, college Republicans poised to reform party on climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Davidson College in North Carolina has fewer than 2,000 students – small enough that the presidents of the College Republican and College Democrats clubs count each other as friends.

Apr 10 2017

UK coffee chains offer discount to drinkers with own cups to cut waste

LONDON, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two major cafe chains on Monday cut the price of a coffee for drinkers who bring their own cups in a bid to tackle the waste caused by disposable cardboard cups and help the environment.

Apr 10 2017

Permafrost bigger than Australia to melt if climate targets missed - scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If nations fail to achieve targets set by a global agreement on climate change, a chunk of frozen soil bigger than Australia would melt, sending planet-warming gases into the atmosphere, British scientists said Monday.

Apr 06 2017

Tech firms must go beyond Congo's 'conflict minerals' to clean supply chain: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Abuses linked to mining in countries such as Myanmar and Colombia are being overlooked by technology companies focused only on eliminating "conflict minerals" from war-torn parts of Africa in their supply chains, researchers said on Thursday.

Mar 29 2017

As farmers pump more groundwater for crops, food prices risk surge

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers around the world are using an unsustainable amount of well water to irrigate their crops – which could lead to an uptick in food prices as that water runs low, international researchers warned Wednesday.

Mar 29 2017

Pollution from international trade killed 700,000 in one year: scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution from industries making goods for export are linked to more than 700,000 premature deaths worldwide in a single year, affecting people living thousands of kilometers from the source of pollution and those nearby, researchers said Wednesday.

Mar 22 2017

Skin powered by the sun? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feeling

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power of the sun, British researchers said on Thursday.

Mar 22 2017

One in four children may face severe water shortages by 2040: UNICEF

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four children — 600 million in total — may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, putting them at risk of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhea, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.

Mar 21 2017

Put the rainfall and air-conditioning back into trees, scientists say

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International climate and environment agreements have a flaw which may jeopardize attempts to curb global warming quickly: they do not highlight the role trees play in creating rainfall and cooling the earth's surface, 22 scientists said on Tuesday.

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