Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk. Her past projects include “We Used To Be China," "Coal Play," "Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” among others. Gardner began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and back-up host to David Brancaccio in the mid-90s. Prior to her work at Marketplace, Gardner was a public radio freelancer in Los Angeles, a staff reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, a commercial radio reporter in Massachusetts and an editor/reporter for a small town newspaper in Minnesota.  She is the recipient of several awards including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Finance Journalism (1997), an AlfredI.duPont-Columbia University Award (1996-1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000). Gardner attended Carleton College where she received her bachelor’s degree in religion and Columbia University where she received her master’s degree in journalism. A native of Waukesha,Wis., Gardner resides in Los Angeles.

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Features by Sarah Gardner

Shell's Arctic drilling questioned over safety concerns

Shell is expected to get a green light to re-start Arctic oil and gas drilling
Posted In: oil drilling, Shell, Arctic

Los Angeles finally ends a century-old water war

The city is repairing environmental problems it caused by draining Owens Lake.
Posted In: Owens Valley, water wars, drought, L.A. Department of Water and Power
A Chinese man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building during heavy smog in Beijing, China.

An environmental movement is awakening in China

Is China having its 'Silent Spring' moment?
Posted In: China, air pollution, economic growth
Shell Oil leads negotiations in the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades.

Gas prices inch up as refinery strike continues

With the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades, how are prices being affected?
Posted In: big oil, refineries, Shell, oil rig

Central Valley farms come at a cost for dry California

Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
Waukesha, Wisconsin, wants to tap Lake Michigan for its water supply.

Waukesha fights for a share of Lake Michigan's water

So close yet so far away: A town short on water tries to tap the lake 15 miles away.
Posted In: water, milwaukee, lake michigan

Protecting the waters of Lake Michigan

More on the "legal water fence" that surrounds the Great Lakes basin.
Downtown Wakesha.

Waukesha: A spa town that took its water for granted

Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.
Posted In: local economy, water, waukesha
While lower gas prices at the pump make consumers happy, states that rely heavily on oil taxes may struggle.

Falling oil prices hurt state budgets

For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.
Posted In: big oil, Louisiana, severance tax

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