Washington, DC - The year began with a powerful nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow in Massachusetts, forcing major road closings and flight cancellations in the Northeast. In October, heavy rains in the Charleston, South Carolina area resulted in flooding that caused widespread losses. The year ended with deadly tornadoes and floods sweeping through the Midwest and the South.

Washington, DC - From food safety law to a heightened focus on food waste, there are so many exciting food and agriculture stories that continue to unfold every day. We’ll continue to cover the most important food issues in 2016, focusing on equity and sustainability in the food system to drive positive change. Here we have selected 16 stories that represent the most exciting food trends for 2016:

Washington, DC - Today the Department of Defense forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal to reform the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the statutory framework of the military justice system. The proposal is based on the recommendations of the Military Justice Review Group, which conducted a detailed analysis of each article of the UCMJ, including the historical background of the UCMJ, current practice, and comparison to federal civilian law.

Davis, California - We asked some of our UC Davis faculty and researchers what they would predict in the new year in their particular fields of research and expertise. Those predictions appear below by topic.

Washington, DC - In this week's address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They celebrated the values of the season, and in that spirit of gratitude honored all the brave men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, as well as the families that stand by them.

Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado - The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!