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  • A Rare Flower Is Screwing Up Plans for a Nevada Lithium Mine

    A Rare Flower Is Screwing Up Plans for a Nevada Lithium Mine

    Last week brought some good news for an at-risk desert flower. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will propose listing the Tiehm’s buckwheat flower, a cute little puffball-style plant with yellow-orange petals, as an endangered species. But doing so could make it harder to mine lithium, a key metal for batteries needed to…