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Endangered wildflower threatened by Nevada lithium mine - High Country News

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024

This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is republished here through the Climate Desk partnership. In less than half a day, you could walk all the way around the 10 acres the endemic species Tiehm’s buckwheat calls home in the Silver Peak Range of Nevada, where the small wildflower with yellow pom-poms grows in part thanks to the soil beneath it being filled with lithium and boron. Those two minerals have attracted the attention of Ioneer LLC, a mining company, which if permitted to begin construction would...

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