Aug 4, 2020 Beth Leger, a plant ecologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, opens the door to a campus greenhouse where she and graduate assistant Jamey McClinton, left, are growing Tiehm’s buckwheat in Reno, Nevada. Leger, a botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world, believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could jeopardize the project, new documents show. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File Feb. 10, 2020)