During the last Ice Age, nearly all of Canada was covered by massive ice sheets. Thousands of years later, the landscape of Nunavut Territory (“our land” in the Inuktitut language) still shows the scars of that icy earth mover. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon
The Waldo Canyon Fire fueled by extremely dry conditions and strong winds, it had burned 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) by July 5. Was first reported on June 23, 2012, burning in Pike National Forest, three miles (5 kilometers) west of Colorado Springs.