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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

Feb 21 2018

U.S., Canadian provinces launch first cap-and-trade auction to battle climate change

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. state of California and two Canadian provinces kicked off a cross-border auction of greenhouse gas emission credits on Wednesday, their first joint effort to buy and sell in the "cap and trade" market to fight global warming, experts said.

Feb 21 2018

'Trump Forest' hits a million trees in bid to curb climate change

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donors are paying to plant a million trees as part of a drive to counter U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from a global pact to curb climate change.

Feb 14 2018

Don't scapegoat Oxfam over sex abuse scandal in Haiti, agencies say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charity Oxfam, rocked by a sex scandal in Haiti, should not be made a scapegoat for a problem that can occur anywhere among humanitarian groups working in the island nation, charity officials said on Wednesday.

Feb 08 2018

Ice core sighted in NYC as art tackles climate

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - You don't get a lot of ice cores in downtown Manhattan.

Feb 06 2018

David Beckham stars in short film to tell world 'Malaria must die'

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British soccer legend David Beckham put his star-power to use on Wednesday in a bid to reinvigorate the fight against malaria under the slogan "Malaria must die - so millions can live".

Feb 05 2018

Many in Thai fishing industry fail to see conditions as slavery: research

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai fishing boat owners who trap workers on board ships and withhold wages often do not realize that is modern slavery, so authorities must ramp up their policing efforts, advocates say.

Feb 01 2018

Is the Super Bowl really the U.S.'s biggest sex trafficking magnet?

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a million party-minded football fans flocking to Minneapolis for Sunday's Super Bowl - dubbed the biggest trafficking event in the United States - dozens of agencies are gearing up to bust criminal networks and rescue victims.

Jan 31 2018

Climate change threatens half of U.S. military sites: Pentagon

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of U.S. military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change, according to a Pentagon study whose findings run contrary to White House views on global warming.

Jan 30 2018

U.S. cities most menaced by climate change are least energy-efficient

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Miami and other U.S. cities most at risk from disasters exacerbated by global warming are also among those whose high energy consumption is fuelling temperature rise, data from clean-energy company Arcadia Power showed on Tuesday.

Jan 23 2018

Ninth U.S. city sues big oil firms over climate change

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A California city has filed a lawsuit against 29 oil companies seeking damages to pay for the costs of rising sea levels it blames on climate change, the ninth U.S. community to take the fossil fuel industry to court.

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