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.

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Features by Sarah Gardner

A Montana tribe encourages coal mining, for its own well-being

The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining

On the high plains, an almost invisible coal industry counts on Asia

Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.
Posted In: coal, energy

Oil and the race for the North Pole

Denmark and other countries are staking claims to the sea surrounding the North Pole, with an eye to oil exploration.
Posted In: north pole, Denmark, Norway, Oil, drilling

US Airways merger with American cleared for takeoff

A bankruptcy judge clears American Airlines to merge, which leaves the U.S. airline industry with three giant airline plus a few others.
Posted In: AAdvantage, Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, merger

Installing solar panels? Think of the firefighters

For firefighters, there can be too many solar panels on a roof. Fire officials and the solar industry are paying attention to the concern.
Posted In: solar power, firefighters, solar panels

The war on the 'War on Coal'

The coal industry and its political supporters have launched their counterattack to EPA rules.
Posted In: coal, natgas, nat gas, natural gas, EPA

You care, I care, we all care about Obamacare

President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law. He meant employer-sponsored insurance.
Posted In: Obamacare, Sebelius, health care insurance

EPA rules on coal plants' emissions will require new technology

The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.
Posted In: EPA, carbon emissions, pollution, coal, gas, energy

New EPA rules: Clean coal or end of coal?

The EPA announces emission rules that will require new coal-burning plants to cut carbon-dioxide pollution by 40 percent.
Posted In: coal technology, EPA, climate change

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