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.
Posted In: water, water rights, california, drought
In California, some people have more right to water than others. Now, drought threatens even them.
Posted In: McDonald's, consumer, shareholders
The company plans to cut costs, boost revenue, buy back its own shares.
Posted In: california, drought, Proposition 13, Proposition 218
Higher water rates for conservation can violate a constitutional limit on fees.
Posted In: drought, Agriculture, water markets; California
The market model for farmers in California who sell water is coming up short.
Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought
Farmers in the dry Central Valley raise the highest-value crops they can grow
Posted In: drought, groundwater, conservation, water
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.
Posted In: oil drilling, Shell, Arctic
Shell is expected to get a green light to re-start Arctic oil and gas drilling
Posted In: Owens Valley, water wars, drought, L.A. Department of Water and Power
The city is repairing environmental problems it caused by draining Owens Lake.
Posted In: China, air pollution, economic growth
Is China having its 'Silent Spring' moment?
Posted In: big oil, refineries, Shell, oil rig
With the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades, how are prices being affected?