Murray Carpenter, journalist

Murray Carpenter

Journalist and Author
Belfast, Maine

Twitter: @Murray_journo

Look for my book Caffeinated,
an investigation of modern caffeine
culture,  published by Penguin's
Hudson Street Press.

See this Facebook page for information
about readings and other events.

For media inquiries, please contact
Courtney Nobile:

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
Sarah Piampiano competing at Ironman World Championship

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

Coffee Brandy Escapes Energy Drinks' Troubles
New York Times, November 16, 2010

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

Coffee and cacao beans harvested from a farm on Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Weaning Colombian Farmers Off Coca Growing
NPR’s All Things Considered, June 22, 2008

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
black racer

On a Hunt for Fishless Lakes, Teeming with Life
New York Times, April 28, 2009

Fishless lakes

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

brook trout

Ghosts in the Thickets
Boston Globe Magazine, March 18, 2007

Pulling All-Nighters
Audubon Magazine, March 2006

CANADA/BORDER STORIES                                                                                   
Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Wave for Miles
NPR's Morning Edition, September 22, 2014
Surfing Moncton

For Coyotes, at Least, Study Finds New Englanders a Special Breed
Boston Globe, February 17, 2010

Big Problems Over a Small Fish
Public Radio International's The World, September 17, 2009

River of US Guns Also Flows North of the Border
Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2009

Film Depicts ‘Train of Death’ Ride
NPR’s Morning Edition, March 12, 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

The Key to Some Big Endangered Species Investigations is a Small Lab in Oregon
PRI's The World, August 6, 2014

Snow leopard

Doctors Foresee a Google Glass View of Surgeries
Boston Globe, September 30, 2013

Google Glass, Dr. Rafael Grossman

Maine's Vernal Pools Still Revealing New Secrets
Maine Things Considered, August 5, 2013

Wood frog

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

Tracking black racers in southern Maine.

Cell Phones and iPods Go to the Field to Study Nature
Boston Globe, September 21, 2009

Bumper Beavers
National Geographic Magazine, December, 2011

Rock Snot, Invader Targets Trout Streams
Living on Earth, August 7, 2009

rock snot

Return of the Asian Longhorned Beetle
NPR’s Morning Edition, February 22, 2009

Woodsmen Alert for Chestnut Trees
Maine Things Considered, August 3, 2007

Protecting a Little-Known Tree from an Insidious Disease
New York Times, November 26, 2006

Amphibian Fungus Found on Frogs in Maine
New York Times, July 4, 2006

Remembering John Stenner
Boulder Daily Camera, May 18, 2014

Cyclist's Swift Ride from Wall Street to the Olympics
NPR's All Things Considered, June 5, 2012

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Race, 'La Doyenne'
PRI's The World, May 4, 2011

High-Tech Bikes in Northern Aroostook County
Maine Things Considered, November 26, 2006

In Film or Literature, Bikes Need Better Agents (op-ed)
Providence Journal Bulletin, May 28, 2006

Mainer Has No Time to Monkey Around
Bangor Daily News, September 10, 2009

Transcontinental Train Trip
Public Radio International’s The World, June 24, 2009

New Target in Colombia’s Drug War: Ecofriendly US Users
Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2008
Fear and Loathing in the Tropics: Frogs Adapt to Survive
Boston Globe, November 24, 2008

red-eyed tree frog

A Million Hawks Passing Panama City
Public Radio International’s The World, November 26, 2008