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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

13 Aug 2018

Illegal fishing, harm to Amazon forest linked to tax havens: study

OSLO Scientists called on Monday for greater transparency over the use of tax havens by companies involved in activities that have harmed the world's oceans and the Amazon rainforest.

08 Aug 2018

Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: study

OSLO Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.

19 Jul 2018

Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: study

OSLO Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday.

16 Jul 2018

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

OSLO More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday.

14 Jul 2018

Norway renews NATO spending pledge as Trump's defence chief visits

OSLO Norway, described by U.S. President Donald Trump as NATO's "eyes and ears" in the north, recommitted itself to lifting its defence spending to meet NATO targets during talks on Saturday with Trump's defence secretary.

11 Jul 2018

Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst

OSLO Molson Coors is stepping up efforts to fight global warming even though recent hot weather in Europe during the World Cup has lifted beer sales for one of the world's biggest brewers, Chief Executive Mark Hunter said on Wednesday.

09 Jul 2018

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries

FINNMARK PLATEAU, Norway/OSLO When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is often busy explaining to people how a planned copper mine threatens his livelihood. | Video

04 Jul 2018

Green Climate Fund meeting 'disappointing', chief quits

OSLO A Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a "very difficult and disappointing" meeting ending on Wednesday, in a new setback after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out U.S. support last year.

27 Jun 2018

Borealis says aims to makes products completely from recycled plastics

OSLO Plastic refuse should be seen as a raw material, able to produce "completely waste-based" recycled goods, the incoming chief executive of Austrian plastics maker Borealis AG told Reuters, vowing his firm would do its bit to cut pollution.

27 Jun 2018

Near-record tree cover losses in 2017 strip area as big as Italy

OSLO The world lost tree cover the size of Italy in 2017 as forests were cleared using fire to make way for farms from the Amazon to the Congo Basin, an independent forest monitoring network said on Wednesday.

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