Washington, DC - Farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one, and U.S. farmland is overwhelmingly concentrated in the hands of older farmers. Nearly two-thirds of farmland is currently managed by someone over 55. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that over the next five years—the lifespan of the next farm bill—nearly 100 million acres of U.S. farmland are expected to change ownership and will need a new farmer.

Washington, DC - Elucidating the sets of rules that predict an organism's observable characteristics, its phenotype.

Washington, DC - Using powerful new syntheses of observational approaches to provide unique insights into the nature and behavior of matter and energy and help to answer some of the most profound questions before humankind.

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can support U.S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities, create and maintain local energy-related jobs, and provide solutions for modernizing energy generation and delivery.

Washington, DC - Establishing an observing network of mobile and fixed platforms and tools across the Arctic to document and understand the Arctic's rapid biological, physical, chemical, and social changes. Current Arctic observations are sparse and inadequate for enabling discovery or simulation of the processes underlying Arctic system change or to assess their environmental and economic impacts on the broader Earth system.

Yokosuka, Japan - The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returned to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka Sunday, aboard heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf.