Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk covering sustainability news spots and features. Gardner’s past projects include “Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” to name a few. 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.  Throughout her career she’s enjoyed those light bulb moments in interviews when she gets an unexpected answer that leads to a compelling news story.  Gardner 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.

Features by Sarah Gardner

Bangladesh's Shrimp Industry Accused Of Worker Exploitation
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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia.
Posted In: shrimp, seafood
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When the coal layoffs trickle down

Coal communities in eastern Kentucky have been reeling from the effects of a relentless wave of mining layoffs.
Posted In: coal, layoffs, coal mining
Laid-off miners Jeff Combs and Ryan Trent in Hazard, Kentucky.
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Coal country starts to ask 'What's after coal?'

In eastern Kentucky, coal mines are closing, putting thousands out of work.
Posted In: coal, Appalachian Trail
Coal mining
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In Kentucky, who's to blame for coal's decline?

The main problem is that Kentucky coal is played out and expensive to mine.
Posted In: coal, Eastern Kentucky
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How much aid Ukraine really needs

Ukraine needs billions in aid to meet its debt obligations.
Posted In: ukraine
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U.S. natural gas could be geopolitical weapon

Lessening Ukraine and Europe's dependence on Russian energy.
Posted In: ukraine, fracking, natural gas
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There's the Keystone XL pipeline, and there's the other one

A Canadian company has asked for permission to double the capacity of another pipeline.
Posted In: Keystone XL
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Connecticut's 'health exchange-in-a-box' for struggling states

Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its model to other states.
Posted In: Connecticut, state health exchanges
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TSA wants faster security screening at airports, too

The TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids on new screening machines.
Posted In: TSA, air lines
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This won't make you feel better about the housing recovery

Why new housing starts are down in January – though up year-to-year.
Posted In: mortgage

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