Back when I was in school I remember reading a excerpt from a story about near-future humans developing wireless power technology. The power was sent down to Earth via a web of satellites orbiting the planet. The moment the satellites are activated the power almost immediately kills all the insect life on the planet (I remember the story saying that insects "popped" like tiny water balloons), collapsing the entire food web of the planet.
Unfortunately the excerpt ended well before anything was resolved, and I don't remember the name of the story. If anyone can help me find this story so I can finally get some closure on this I would really appreciate it.