Jon Bowermaster

Turning Ideas Into Action at the Slow Life Symposium

What better setting to contemplate slowing life down and creating a more sustainable co-existence between man and the planet than a remote island where five-foot-long monitor lizards lazily cross dirt roads and armies of cicadas function as nature’s wake-up ...

Turning Ideas Into Action at the Slow Life Symposium

What better setting to contemplate slowing life down and creating a more sustainable co-existence between man and the planet than a remote island where five-foot-long monitor lizards lazily cross dirt roads and armies of cicadas function as nature’s wake-up ...

Sailing to Antarctica, Summer 2012

Drake Passage — Ever since sailing men first proved the world was not flat they have been cursing the weather conditions at Cape Horn and the Drake Passage that lies below, separating South America from Antarctica. Everyone from Sir Francis Drake, ...

“Wild Antarctica 3D” Begins Production

We are once again off for the Antarctic Peninsula, this time armed with 3D cameras. Production of “Wild Antarctica 3D” begins when we sail away from Ushuaia, Argentina, on New Year’s Day aboard the 74-foot sailboat “Pelagic Australis.” This ...

Sea Levels Rise in the Maldives, and Drinking Water Diminishes

Kunahadhoo Island — On a very hot, very typical, mid-morning in the Maldives, I walked the streets of this tiny island just north of the equator. Most of its 800 residents had gathered at the shoreline to greet visitors from a nearby ...

Surfers and Ocean Conservationists Gather in Maldives

LAAMU, Maldives — A fast-moving rainstorm blew over the small atoll late in the afternoon, briefly cooling a typically humid day just 100 miles north of the equator. But within 20 minutes the sun was back, hot and bright, the air even thicker. ...

Baa Atoll Marine Reserve in Maldives Expands

Laamu, Maldives — The recent four-day, ocean-focused conference—dubbed WaterWoMen by its sponsors, Six Senses Resorts and +H2O—was a first-of-a-kind blend of water sport activities and intellectual athleticism. In attendance were not just some of the world’s top ...

Edward Norton On Wastewater, Eco-Tourism and His Day Job

There was no b.s. in actor Edward Norton’s introduction of himself at the recent SLOWLIFE Symposium in the Maldives: “Films are now my sideline,” he said. “Waste is my business.” He admitted of course that what he referred ...

Daryl Hannah Dives Into Ocean Issues

Given her decades of success in the movie business, environmental activist and actress Daryl Hannah could be lounging on any beach in the world today, drinking rum punches, working on her tan or perfecting her mermaid’s kick. That she ...

Warming Seas Continue to Plague Coral Reefs in Maldives

There are few places on the planet as remote as the Maldives. Landfall is a thousand miles away from much of the long string of 1,200 islands, most of which are little more than thin, uninhabited strips of sand. Diving into ...

Maldives, Ground Zero for Climate Change Impacts

If there is a ground zero for observing the impacts of a changing global climate the Maldives are definitely a front-runner. It is a place many have heard of but few could easily pick out on a map. Comprised of ...