power plant http://wfpl.org en JCPS Approves Frost Middle School Redesign Despite Air Quality Concerns http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-approves-frost-middle-school-redesign-despite-air-quality-concerns <p>The Jefferson County school board approved school redesigns in the southwest, which aim to attract more students living in the area that are leaving for better options. But board member Chris Brady says students may now be exposed longer to air that doesn't meet quality standards.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Would you want your children or your grandchildren to go to Frost. The answer for me is simply no. In my view this proposal puts our children at increased risk and should be denied,” he says.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:35:31 +0000 Devin Katayama 7846 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Approves Frost Middle School Redesign Despite Air Quality Concerns Alabama Plant Begins Capturing, Sequestering Carbon Dioxide http://wfpl.org/post/alabama-plant-begins-capturing-sequestering-carbon-dioxide <p>A pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide has begun at a power plant in Alabama. The effort at the Barry Electric Generating Station began in full at the end of last month.</p><p>The plant is big, and the carbon-capture apparatus is small, so only about one percent of the flue gas is actually being captured. But the fact that the carbon dioxide is also being transported about 12 miles through a pipeline and sequestered deep in the earth is an important step for the technology.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1527 at http://wfpl.org Alabama Plant Begins Capturing, Sequestering Carbon Dioxide