Murray Carpenter

Journalist and Author

Belfast, Maine


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.

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Selected Clips

Maine, One Coffee Roaster at a Time

New York Times, January 29, 2015

Five Myths About Caffeine

The Washington Post, May 23, 2014

Inside the Overstimulated, Underregulated Caffeine Industry

Wired Magazine, February, 2013



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

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


Maine's Atlantic Salmon, Lost at Sea

Down East Magazine, May 2015

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


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


Tamping Down Epilepsy with Electricity

Popular Science, November 2015

New Popularity of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble to Fill Orders

NPR's All Things Considered, December 18, 2014

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


1,000 Years Ago, Native Americans Had Caffeinated Drinks

NPR's The Salt, September 8, 2015

The Buzz on America's Forgotten Tea

NPR's Morning Edition, August 4, 2015


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

A Transcontinental Train Trip

Public Radio International's The World June 24, 2009

Caffeine Powder Poses Deadly Risks

New York Times, May 19, 2015

Caffeine Gives Athletes a Third and Fourth Wind

NPR's Morning Edition, November 19, 2012

Weaning Colombian Farmers Off Coca Growing

NPR’s All Things Considered, June 22, 2008

A Million Hawks Passing Panama City

Public Radio International's The World, November 26, 2008

Fear And Loathing in the Tropics; Frogs Adapt to Survive

Boston Globe, November 28, 2008