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A Misguided Zap

Mosquitoes are the intended target. But would you care if you killed the world's last firefly?

By Stephen M. Meyer
September 3, 2006

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Two a.m. The night air is cool. Stark blue flashes pierce the blackness with percussive "crack-snap-sizzle." An odor of charred remains floats on thin smoky wisps. Hail my neighbors' bug zappers fighting America's backyard insect war - part of a global conflict that nature has decisively lost. (Full article: 689 words)

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