Daily Quiz (117)


This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted $3 billion to help every state and territory find and replace an estimated __ lead pipes.


A team of scientists at Colorado State University have been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States, which could reduce __ million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions over a 40-year period.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that aims to reduce toxic air pollution from chemical plants used to make organic synthetic organic chemicals, polymers and resins, which is expected to reduce EtO and chloroprene emissions by how much?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced how much in funding for projects across the United States to decarbonize energy-intensive industries, reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, revitalize industrial communities and strengthen manufacturing competitiveness?


In the first rule finalized under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prohibited the use of the only known form of what currently used or imported into the country?


A team of scientists from the University of Maine recently developed a ___ surface as part of a coating system that could positively impact healthcare and environmental conservation industries.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would be starting a $3 billion Clean ___ Program, meant to fund zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure to help improve air quality.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final wave of investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law for Superfund cleanup, which dedicates over $1 billion for sites that have been affected by what?


Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced over $5.8 billion in funding for states, Tribes and territories to invest in what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC’s Empire 1 and Empire 2 projects, which could power over how many homes each year?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized amendments to improve health and safety precautions that include a 23% increase in the total program cost for Toxic Substances Control Act implementation.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed new efforts to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by modifying the definition of what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to prevent companies from starting or resuming the manufacturing of what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the process to prioritize how many additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


In December, an environmental review in California was completed for an underground tunnel, which is meant to capture what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal to strengthen rules that protect people from exposure to two toxic chemicals, phenol, isopropylated phosphate and what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published proposed updates to which standard, which helps consumers and purchasers for facilities find products made with chemical ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment?


A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology was awarded a grant to turn waste products into supplementary ___ materials.


A research group developed low-carbon building materials, derived from natural __ worms.


Aikido Technologies is developing a new type of offshore wind turbine that could be __ to __ less expensive than current offshore wind.


PaintCare announced that its New York program has recovered over how many gallons of architectural paint products?


In an effort to create pigments that are harmless to the environment, scientists from the Fraunhofer IPA and the University of Paderborn in Germany have produced biogenic pigments from what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is releasing the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, which will provide new data on the frequency of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and ___ found in drinking water systems.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced that __ states and five tribal nations will receive funding as the seventh cohort of Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants.


According to the Product Stewardship Institute, how many gallons of all household latex and oil-based paint goes unused annually in the United States?


To develop a tool that better estimates the cost of future dam removals, scientists at Oregon State University have analyzed over __ dam removal projects.


Under the Toxic Substances Control Act section 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is required to review new chemicals within how many days to assess the potential risks to human health?


True or False: Because per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances do not vary widely in structure and physical-chemical properties, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not require additional testing on PFAS.


Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have begun to devise new ways of capturing __ with the use of membrane-based devices.


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced that the City of Flint has met requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for ___ years straight.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $58 million grant program to protect children at school and childcare facilities from lead in what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised risk determination for ___ through the Toxic Substances Control Act, evaluating it as a whole chemical substance.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to protect workers from exposure from what?


A new building material that has the look and feel of Styrofoam and is rated to withstand what is being used for construction of new homes in Central Florida?


A study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment reports to have found that some coatings for what can potentially be harmful to the environment?


According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered __ to __ of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount of light being reflected back into space.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to strengthen requirements for the removal of what hazards to protect against childhood exposure?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposal meant to amend the reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas systems under the agency’s reporting program.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a final rule to require comprehensive reporting on all six fiber types of what under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


Parts of Broward County, Florida, were placed under quarantine after a __ that can harm building exteriors, including plaster, stucco and paint, was spotted in the area.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory chemical list to identify how many additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances subject to reporting requirements?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed amendments to the review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act to improve efficiency.


The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual interactive report, revealing decreases in what?


The Agriculture and Forest Ministry in Turkey has begun planning a new “sponge city” concept to produce better what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a list of new standards for coal and natural gas-fired plants, which would avoid up to __ metric tons of CO2 emissions through 2042.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to port infrastructure and ___ programs.


The PFAS Annihilator is set to remove and destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate at what type of facility in Grand Rapids?


Which city took first place on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 “Top Cities” list?


A research team at Johns Hopkins Applied Physical Laboratory developed a nontoxic, environmentally friendly paintable protein that inhibits what?


Researchers from Washington State University have developed an environmentally friendly concrete that is nearly as strong as regular concrete by mixing biochar with what?


Researchers developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete through what?


A research team is studying how recycled __ could help repair bridges and buildings.


The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced funding from a new grant program to improve public safety, protect public health and reduce what from natural gas distribution pipes?


University of Pittsburgh engineers have developed a new __ concrete that could offer a lightweight and mechanically-tunable system with integrated energy harvesting.


A researcher from Washington State University is working in the chemical recycling of what, which could create an environmentally friendly way to produce coatings, binders and polymeric concrete.


A resolution was vetoed that targeted blocking which of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s updated rules?


A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that introducing new materials into the ___ manufacturing processes could significantly reduce its carbon footprint.


True or False: Scientists from Cambridge University recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets brighter when exposed to sunlight.


A researcher from the University of Central Florida drew inspiration from what to create an environmentally friendly, multicolor alternative to pigment-based colorants?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was finalizing updates to its __ standards for Composite Wood Products under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


A German research institute has reportedly developed an environmentally friendly and efficient laser solution for what?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would accept public input on developing new programs focused on lower carbon in construction materials.


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was seeking public comment on a new proposal that addresses environmental justice, climate change and PFAS contamination.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has conditionally approved plans to safely remove chemicals from a refinery on St. Croix, following an inspection that identified safety concerns, including what?


In Australia, a delivery truck lost control and rolled over onto its side, spilling six tons of what onto the highway?


A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota has created a catalyst to convert resources like trees and corn into what?


A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its latest plan to lay out how it will work to protect __ with technology-based pollution limits.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect ___ against environmental factors.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention announced that the Safer Chemical Ingredients List was being updated, bringing the total of listed chemicals to __.


The U.S. Green Building Council announced its 2022 Top 10 States for LEED green building, revealing that which state beat 2021 winner Illinois?


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently shared a concept paper with the European Union suggesting tariffs on ___ from countries producing the materials in environmentally harmful ways.


Which state announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts?


A woman traveling near Naples, New York, recently came up with a story about what anomaly?


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $10 million for ___ resilience projects in New Jersey.


Following a recent inspection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered an agreement for the safe removal of unmanaged __ at a facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in which U.S. city?


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently gave its final approval to remove how many dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon?


The French Senate approved new legislature requiring that the roofs of existing and new car parks with at least 80 spaces do what to be made more sustainable?


Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled __ products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


The U.S. Green Building Council announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program to more directly address what?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Fifth Drinking Water Contamination Candidate List contains 110 chemicals, three chemical groups and 12 microbes.


A German marine biologist recently studied how ___ coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral reefers.


Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it will reuse post-consumer plastics and tires for what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has finalized a revision to the risk determination for which pigment?


In August, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement on the Klamath River Renewal project, which will ultimately cost how much?


Which state recently passed a compromise bill, mandating several green incentives, to stay on track with a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?


A team of Australian researchers developed a type of coating, strong enough to be considered an alternative to bullet-proof glass, meant to protect from what?


Which of the following companies was not a recipient of the first test order for the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act under the National Testing Strategy for PFAS substances found in commercial firefighting foam and other uses?


A research team from Northwestern University developed a sponge to clean polluted waters and can absorb ___ times its weight in oil.


How many aquifer breaches occurred last year during the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the cleanup of how many total acres of the Beck’s Lake Superfund site?


Last year, the National Building Museum launched the program series Climate ABC, which educates the public on the fact that the build environment is responsible for how much of worldwide carbon emissions?


An unintended byproduct of the paint manufacturing process results in ___ being added, which could be harmful in concentration to aquatic animals and could lead to human dietary exposure.


The newly updated standard from the American Society of Civil Engineers offers new guidance for protection from tornadoes with winds ranging from __ to ___ mph.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $99,910 to Kebotix, Inc. for the development of safe ___ alternatives that don’t produce toxic byproducts.


A modular steel bridge has recently been constructed to connect two Louisiana communities after which bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Ida in August?


A professor from the Queensland University of Technology has created a way to better protect buildings from collision and high-impact damages using material commonly found in what?


A recent report found that one in ___ units of critical infrastructure in the United States are at risk of being rendered inoperable due to flooding.


The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced its plans to reinstate regulations concerning major infrastructure projects as part of which policy?


Building materials company LafargeHolcim and ECOncrete Tech have announced plans for an ecologically beneficial concrete score protection unit for what?


The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced extended compliance dates for requirements of which PBT chemical?


The EPA recently announced its plan to better protect public health and the environment through the regulation of what type of pollution?


As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced actions regarding PFAS, the Agency has proposed a rule designed to gather comprehensive data on more than _____ PFAS manufactured in the United States.


True or False: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has completed multiple climate change reviews over the course of its history.


True or false: According to MIT News, cement production makes up about 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions.


The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is an agency of what U.S. cabinet department?


When you add exempt solvents as thinners to a high solids coating, what happens to the VOC content?


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities”?


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed waterborne epoxy coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC coatings that were traditionally used for locks and dams.


True or false: SSPC’s environmental exposure zones are listed and described in Volume 1, Good Painting Practice, of the Steel Structures Painting Manual.


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities,” which “sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance?"


What UK organization has an environmental assessment and certification system for buildings?


About how many total gallons of paint did Oregonians recycle in the first two years of the state’s PaintCare program?


What was the first state to adopt PaintCare, the paint product stewardship “take-back” program?


A recycled paint program was recently launched in one of the following states. Which one?


A recycled paint program was recently launched in one of the following states. Which one?


 
 
   

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