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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 on Feb. 10, 2020. (Photo: Scott Sonner/AP, file)

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Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

Federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada has been on the government's radar for more than two decades.

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