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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

Dec 12 2017

As climate threats grow, Iraq battles a new enemy: Water shortages

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years battling Islamic State militants, Iraqi farmers – many of them military volunteers – are now returning to their homes and fields only to find a new threat: a shortage of water.

Nov 21 2017

Insurance industry nurses wounds inflicted by costly disasters

LONDON, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With its string of hurricanes, floods and other weather shocks, 2017 may be the most expensive year on record for disaster losses, insurance experts warned on Tuesday.

Nov 17 2017

Can carbon-sucking technologies hold back climate change?

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the U.S. state of California tries to slash its climate-changing emissions by 40 percent by 2030 – and 80 percent by 2050 – it is looking at some unusual new technologies, beyond simply cutting its use of fossil fuels.

Nov 15 2017

Manage climate risks or face much more hunger by 2050: U.N

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change threats, from worsening drought and flooding to sea level rise, could increase the risks of hunger and child malnutrition around the world by 20 percent by 2050, food security researchers warned Wednesday.

Nov 14 2017

In storm-hit St. Lucia, insurance creates a buzz

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When torrential rains drench his small farm in St. Lucia, Walter Edwin’s bees die.

Nov 13 2017

Protesters disrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks

BONN, Germany Protesters disrupted a pro-coal presentation by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration at climate change talks in Germany on Monday where almost 200 nations are trying to shift the world economy off fossil fuels.

Nov 13 2017

As wild weather brings more migration, Pacific islands look for ways to cope

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cyclone Winston smashed into Fiji last year, killing 44 people and destroying more than a dozen villages, people who found themselves without homes got on boats.

Nov 09 2017

Climate migration muddied by legal confusion in Pacific islands

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific islanders may be among the first people in the world forced to migrate as a clear result of climate change - but a range of thorny legal obstacles stands in the way of that happening successfully, researchers warned on Thursday.

Oct 11 2017

Poor nations suffer most deaths, economic pain from wild weather

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world's poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.

Oct 10 2017

Carbon-sucking technology needed by 2030s, scientists warn

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As efforts to cut planet-warming emissions fall short, large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere will be needed by the 2030s to hold the line against climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

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