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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

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In job-short South Africa, 'dating service' gets young people into work

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A few years ago, Thabo Ngwato's job prospects looked bleak.

Jun 21 2018

Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise

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.

Jun 20 2018

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say

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.

Jun 19 2018

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say

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.

May 02 2018

'Umbrella in a hurricane': U.N. says climate funding far too low

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.

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.

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