Nevada flower listed as endangered at lithium mine site


              FILE - This photo taken in June 2019 in the Silver Peak Range of western Nevada about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas shows Tiehm's buckwheat growing in the high desert where a lithium mine is planned. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, U.S. wildlife officials declared Tiehm's buckwheat endangered. (Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity, Tiehm's buckwheat grows in the high desert in the Silver Peak Range of western Nevada about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, in June 2019, where a lithium mine is planned. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, U.S. wildlife officials declared Tiehm's buckwheat endangered. (Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a plant ecologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, points to a tiny Tiehm's buckwheat that has sprouted at a campus greenhouse in Reno, Nev. U.S. wildlife officials declared a Nevada wildflower endangered Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at the only place it exists on a high-desert ridge where a lithium mine is planned to help meet growing demand for electric car batteries. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
Nevada flower listed as endangered at lithium mine site