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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 2018

Tiny Marshall Islands wields outsized clout for climate action

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.

Apr 12 2018

As migration rises, finance can pave the way to benefits for all

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.

Apr 08 2018

Rules to govern sun-dimming technology 'urgently' needed: expert

(This version of the March 7 story adds missing word in paragraph 2)

Mar 25 2018

For uprooted survivors of Fiji's deadly cyclone, mental scars linger

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.

Feb 20 2018

Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water

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.

Jan 31 2018

Carbon-sucking technologies unlikely to help hold climate line: scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging plans to curb climate change by sucking excess emissions out of the atmosphere rely on technologies that have "limited realistic potential" to work, at least in coming decades, scientists warned Wednesday.

Jan 31 2018

Shinier cities - and fields - could cut extreme heat risk: scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Making cities and farm fields more reflective - including by painting buildings white or leaving more land unploughed after harvests - could reduce extreme heat by up to 3 degrees Celsius in areas where the techniques are used, scientists say.

Jan 26 2018

Hotter summer highs means cities face increasingly deadly risks

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorching summer days are growing hotter in the world's big cities at a significantly faster pace than the average rise in world temperatures - a trend that could mean more deadly urban heatwaves in years ahead, scientists said.

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.

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