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D. A One-Stop Shopping Environmental Center

Narrator: This is Science Today. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology - otherwise known as CE-CERT - are working to improve the understanding of the environment and develop an assortment of future environmental technologies. Joe Norbeck, director of CE-CERT, likens it to one-stop shopping.

Norbeck: If you look at the air pollution problem on an urban and regional scale and you look at all the parts of that complex system, what CE-CERT does is address just about every one of those parts, with the exception of health effects work.

Narrator: Some of the projects at CE-CERT include building vehicles of the future powered by hydrogen; measuring emissions from vehicles of all types using a state-of-the-art laboratory on wheels, and studying transportation systems research.

Norbeck: When we first started, a lot of people thought we were just for California, but actually our program now is international and the purpose of it in our initial mission was to be an interface between industry and the regulatory community.

Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.