In the spirit of two popular infographics that map out the best and worst of all 50 U.S. states — the United States of Awesome and the United States of Shame — MNN decided to see how each state shines or suffers in regard to environmental and public health. Our "United States of the Environment" maps depict each state's No. 1 and No. 50 ranking for issues such as conservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, disease prevalence, pollution, natural resource availability and education, among others. Check out the two maps below, and see our list of states, stats and sources for more information.

environmental and health superlatives by state

environmental and health superlatives by state

Click here to learn more about each state's superlatives

Sources for "good U.S." map:

Sources for "bad U.S." map:

Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.

United States of the Environment: An infographic
Every U.S. state is No. 1 in some environmental or public health category ... and No. 50 in another.