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: 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?
Posted In: water, california, California Delta, Agriculture
...in California, that is.
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, milwaukee, lake michigan
So close yet so far away: A town short on water tries to tap the lake 15 miles away.
More on the "legal water fence" that surrounds the Great Lakes basin.
Posted In: local economy, water, waukesha
Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.
Posted In: big oil, Louisiana, severance tax
For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.