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Cellos are lined up backstage at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before a Nov. 8 rehearsal of Schubert's Ninth Symphony. The CITES Rosewood regulations have made some musicians apprehensive about taking instruments containing the wood across international borders. Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

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The pipeline on rural farmland near the small community of Amherst, S.D., was likely damaged when it was installed in 2008, federal investigators say. DroneBase via AP hide caption

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Trump Picks Businessman To Lead NOAA

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Grants funded by the National Science Foundation have seen a drop in the use of the phrase "climate change" in public summaries. Katie Park and Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping To Stave Off Funding Cuts

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A Quechua woman tends to her clay oven in her outdoor kitchen on the road to the Sillustani archaeological site in Puno, Peru. The stone table is laid with a collection of potatoes and other tubers, as well as homemade cheese and bread. Tony Dunnell hide caption

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Animal Carcasses In Israel May Reveal Climate Change Clues

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As Senators Take Up Tax Plan, They'll Also Debate Oil Drilling In Alaska

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Another view of the Mount Agung volcano erupting in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, on Monday. Tens of thousands of people near the mountain are being evacuated. Firdia Lisnawati/AP hide caption

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Can Paris Get Rid Of Gas-Fueled Cars?

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The Fragmented Forests Of Madagascar

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A huge sandbar-shaped peninsula along the southern coast of the Netherlands is one of the country's latest experiments in coastal management. Rijkswaterstaat/Jurriaan Brobbel hide caption

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Protecting The Netherlands' Vulnerable Coasts With A 'Sand Motor'

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Chef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

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