Stephen Messenger



Environmental issues, Political and social challenges of sustainable development, Cute and weird animals


San Francisco University, BA in Linguistics


Stephen Messenger wrote TreeHugger’s most popular post, about a tortoise missing for over 30 years. He now writes cute animal stories as senior writer for the Dodo.




 Stephen was a writer for TreeHugger from 2009 to 2013, reporting from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Stephen's work has appeared in numerous publications both online and in print, including the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!, and the Huffington Post.



San Francisco University, BA in Linguistics


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