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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 15 2018

U.S. youth activists will appeal setback to climate lawsuit, lawyer says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by young people claiming government climate policy falls short will be appealed and marks a minor setback in pursuing legal action on behalf of youth and their rights, experts said.

Aug 10 2018

Caribbean states and billionaire Branson launch green fund to fight disasters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson and two dozen Caribbean nations and territories on Thursday launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to turn the hurricane-prone region into a green tech hub resilient to disasters.

Aug 09 2018

Caribbean states kick off green defense against disasters

NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson and two dozen Caribbean nations and territories announced in Jamaica on Thursday the creation of a multi-million dollar program to turn the hurricane-prone region into a green tech hub resilient to disasters.

Aug 01 2018

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, scientists say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plastic used in everyday objects from bottles to packaging emit greenhouse gases when exposed to sunlight, according to a study released on Wednesday, as global concern about its impact on the world's oceans grows.

Jul 31 2018

Scientists predict major increase in heatwave deaths as world warms

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death toll from heatwaves could rise by up to 2,000 percent in some parts of the world by 2080, according to a study released on Tuesday, as large parts of the northern hemisphere reeled from unusually high temperatures.

Jul 31 2018

In British Virgin Islands, hurricane whips up green energy transition

ROAD TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the British Virgin Islands, electricity boss Leroy Abraham will be among the last residents to have their homes reconnected.

Jul 27 2018

Pop power as U.S. festival challenges Mormon church on LGBT rights

NEW YORK / LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a burst of pop power, a U.S. festival in Utah is aiming to press the Mormon church to soften its stance towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the church community.

Jul 24 2018

Storm spurs Caribbean island resort to recover lost paradise

CANE GARDEN BAY, British Virgin Islands (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sun loungers dot the white sand of Cane Garden Bay, a beach resort tucked between steep hillsides and the azure sea in the British Virgin Islands. Yachts bob in the harbor and brightly painted homes line quiet streets.

Jul 20 2018

Investor group opposes General Electric plans for Kenyan power plant

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct to $300 billion in paragraph 7.)

Jul 18 2018

Workers in summer heat need far better protections, groups say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outdoor workers must be better protected from extreme heat with nationwide regulations to fill a dangerous lack of safety measures, U.S. environmental and labor groups said on Wednesday as the country braced for blazing summer temperatures.

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