Murray Carpenter

Journalist and Author

Belfast, Maine

email: mcvario@gmail.com

Twitter: @Murray_journo

Look for my book Caffeinated, published by Hudson Street Press in 2014, and in paperback by Plume in January 2015.


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about readings and other events.


Listen to  the NPR Morning Edition interview here.


See a TV spot from WCSH 207 here.


For media inquiries contact Amanda Oberg: aoberg@penguinrandomhouse.com

Selected Clips

Five Myths About Caffeine

The Washington Post, May 23, 2014


Inside the Overstimulated, Underregulated Caffeine Industry

Wired Magazine, February, 2013


Caffeine Gives Athletes a Third and Fourth Wind

NPR's Morning Edition, November 19, 2012

CAFFEINE

Think Twice Before Reaching for a Caffeine Boost

NPR's Morning Edition, June 6, 2011


A Century Later, Jury's Still Out on Caffeine Limits

New York Times, March 29, 2011


A Coffee Conundrum

New York Times, August 4, 2010


Cacao Crops Waning

Public Radio International's The World, May 18, 2010


Coffee Growers Fret About Climate Change

NPR's Morning Edition, March 22, 2010


Weaning Colombian Farmers Off Coca Growing

NPR’s All Things Considered, June 22, 2008

Coffee Buzz

National Geographic Magazine, June, 2012


Consumers Have Little Guidance on Energy Drinks

NPR's Morning Edition, February 13, 2012


Fair Trade Labeling Dispute

NPR's Morning Edition, November 30, 2011

NEW ENGLAND WILDLIFE

Dam Removal to Help Restore Spawning Grounds

New York Times, June 12, 2012


A Strong Year for Spawning Salmon

New York Times, December 27, 2011

So Few Smelt

WNPR and Northeast Environmental Hub, April 11, 2011


Some Rare Right Whales Prefer Maine in Winter

Boston Globe, February 3, 2011


Rescuers Plan to Kidnap Rare Fish

NPR's Weekend Edition, June 6, 2010


Study Sheds New Light on Elusive Maine Snake

Maine Things Considered, October 23, 2009

Lynx and Logging Share Interests

Boston Globe, April 27, 2009


Cod in the Act of Evolution

Boston Globe, February 3, 2009


A Primitive Fish Lures Scientists to Maine

Boston Globe, September 29, 2008


Buckets of Trout

Living on Earth, October 24, 2008

CANADA/BORDER STORIES

Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Wave for Miles

NPR's Morning Edition, September 22, 2014

Film Depicts ‘Train of Death’ Ride

NPR’s Morning Edition, March 12, 2009


River of US Guns Also Flows North of the Border

Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2009


Big Problems Over a Small Fish

PRl's The World, September 17, 2009

Finding Health Care is a Challenge for Maine Workers

Maine Things Considered, August 18, 2008


Migrant Wreathmakers Arrested in Harrington

Maine Things Considered, December 26, 2007


TECHNOLOGY

Doctors Foresee a Google Glass View of Surgeries

Boston Globe, September 30, 2013

Maine's Vernal Pools Still Revealing New Secrets

Maine Things Considered, August 5, 2013

High-tech Maps for Coastal Flooding

Maine Things Considered, December 27, 2011


Bridges That Resist the Rust

Boston Globe, November 15, 2010


Tracking Environmental Footprints

Public Radio International's The World, February 4, 2010


How Micro-Transmitters Help Solve Nature's Riddles

Popular Mechanics, February 2010