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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

15 Jan 2018

Norway to ban fur farms as fox, mink go out of fashion

OSLO A plan by Norway's government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted animal rights activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the world's top producer of fox pelts.

04 Jan 2018

Corals at risk as underwater heat waves strike more often

OSLO High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s, undermining reefs' ability to survive marine heat waves caused by man-made climate change, scientists said on Thursday.

04 Jan 2018

Norway's government wins Arctic oil lawsuit, greens lose

OSLO An Oslo court approved Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on Thursday, dismissing a lawsuit by environmentalists who had said it violated people's right to a healthy environment.

03 Jan 2018

Norway powers ahead (electrically) - over half new car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

20 Dec 2017

Plastic found in mussels from Arctic to China - enters human food

OSLO Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people's dinner plates.

13 Dec 2017

Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals: study

OSLO Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products get recycled, a U.N.-backed study showed on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2017

Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

OSLO More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion (£19.5 trillion) in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

OSLO World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2017

U.S. says ban-the-bomb Nobel winner won't make world more peaceful

OSLO The Nobel Peace Prize winner's campaign to ban nuclear weapons will not make the world more peaceful, the U.S. Embassy in Norway said, confirming its top diplomat will not attend next month's award ceremony.

30 Nov 2017

Norsk Hydro to sell low-carbon aluminium in climate push

OSLO Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro launched a low-carbon brand on Thursday and predicted that customers ranging from carmakers to packaging firms will pay a premium to help slow climate change.

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