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, 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.
Posted In: Toll Brothers, home buying, home building, housing market
Do increased revenues for Toll Brothers mean the housing market is improving?
Posted In: denton, fracking, oil industry
Denton, a college town in the middle of the oil patch, overwhelmingly votes against more fracking.
Posted In: megaship, port of Long Beach, container ship, big ships, sea ports
The huge ships came into use far faster than ports expected.
Posted In: big ships, shipping, delay
The bottleneck could delay shipments with a strict yuletide deadline.
Posted In: silver, Hunt brothers, silver market, precious metals
Nelson Bunker Hunt bought silver as a hedge against the time's raging inflation
Posted In: water use, California drought 2014, fees
California cities don't like the word "rationing," but "pricing" can serve the same purpose.