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.
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JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A few years ago, Thabo Ngwato's job prospects looked bleak.
CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.
CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the next 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts, and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned.
CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.
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.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ships carrying goods around the world produce more than 2 percent of the world’s climate-changing emissions – as much as Germany, the European Union says.
OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the capital of Uganda, where refugees have the legal right to work, one in five refugees runs a business employing other people – and 40 percent of those staff are Ugandans, according to a leading microcredit financier.
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SUVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first wave that slammed into the beach-front community of Nasau, on Fiji’s Koro island, swept away every home in view.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Markus Rohner flew into Cape Town's airport this month, he found an unexpected line at the men's washroom.