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