It's the northernmost region of the planet.
And it's vastly important - geopolitically, for the global climate system, and for the plants and animals that depend on its icy ecosystems. Have a look at this automatically generated listing of DW content relating to the Arctic.
Alaska is warming more than twice as fast as the global average. The once chilly U.S. state, has had a record-breaking summer. In Western Alaska, residents saw dead salmon in the river and berries ripening way too early. And the Arctic sea ice is diminishing steadily. We look at out how the warming climate is affecting people up north.