Climate Change Watch: How Green Is Your State? [Map]

on August 09 2013 11:42 AM
Climate Change
A new interactive visualization from MPHonline, a resource for public health specialists, recently released an interactive visualization that ranks all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., by how green they are. Reuters

A new interactive visualization from MPHonline, a resource for public health specialists, ranks all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., by how green they are.

The ratings are based on how effectively each state makes use of renewable energy, its air and water quality, how effective its mass transit is, gasoline consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and how well it recycles.

According to this report, Wyoming consumes the most gas, Utah is the worst at recycling, and Mississippi has the worst water quality.

And everything really is bigger in Texas, including carbon dioxide emissions. Not only does Texas have the highest Co2 emissions and the worst air quality, it’s overall the least green state in the United States.

Check out the full interactive map:

Produced by MPHOnline.org

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