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.

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Features by Sarah Gardner

LA Smog: the battle against air pollution

How can the Chinese live with terrible air pollution? One answer: Americans did.
Posted In: China, los angeles, smog, history, air pollution

Women led air pollution protests from the start

Women often partnered with scientists to make their case for cleaner air.
Posted In: los angeles, smog, environmentalists, history
Commencement ceremony at Cypress Bay High School

High-school graduation rate hits 80 percent for first time

High school graduation rates in the U.S. have reached 80 percent. What was done to raise the rate, and how valuable is the degree that more teenagers are getting?
Posted In: Education, high school, graduation

Climate change: how to talk about bad news

Talking about global warming makes people's heads explode. It's a tough subject.
Posted In: climate change, al gore, communications
Bangladesh's Shrimp Industry Accused Of Worker Exploitation

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia.
Posted In: shrimp, seafood

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.

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

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

How much aid Ukraine really needs

Ukraine needs billions in aid to meet its debt obligations.
Posted In: ukraine

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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