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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

Aug 08 2018

Green, green hills: Pakistan's incoming government pledges to plant billions of trees

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with cricket legend Imran Khan as prime minister, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.

Jun 14 2018

FEATURE-Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants.

Apr 23 2018

Thirsty to thriving? Parched Pakistani port aims to become a new Dubai

GWADAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai.

Mar 16 2018

Growing glaciers prove cold comfort for Pakistan’s Shimshal valley

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to melt, raising the risk of flooding and other problems. But residents of a remote area of Pakistan face floods for the opposite reason – their glaciers are growing.

Nov 03 2017

Pakistan’s glaciers face new threat: Highway’s black carbon

KHUNJERAB PASS, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This border outpost on the Karakoram Highway, slashed through the glacier-strewn Karakoram mountains to join China and Pakistan by road, boasts a new world record: It has the world’s highest automated bank teller machine.

Sep 12 2017

Pakistan cricket hero aims to turn green tide to political tsunami

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Pakistan’s cricketing hero turned politician Imran Khan considers a run for prime minister, his party’s record in his home province – especially the success of a widely touted reforestation initiative – is raising speculation that he might turn green advances into political advantage.

Jul 17 2017

In coal-focused Pakistan, a wind power breeze is blowing

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is beginning to reap the benefits of Chinese investment in renewable energy infrastructure, with the opening of the first wind power project constructed as part of the huge China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, aimed at overhauling the country’s transport and energy systems.

May 08 2017

Is Pakistan's solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis?

ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off - just as the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say.

Mar 24 2017

Pakistan passes climate change act, reviving hopes - and skepticism

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan’s parliament has passed a climate change bill that officials promise “will fast-track measures needed to implement actions on the ground” in a country that has so far lagged on climate action.

Mar 15 2017

FEATURE-'Billion tree tsunami' surges across northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of Pakistan’s greenest provinces is becoming greener still: In just a year it has added three-quarters of a billion new trees, as part of a “tree tsunami” aimed at reversing worsening forest loss.

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