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Poison Ivy

Southampton will use goats to clear invasive plants. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Town To Rent Goats To Eat Pesky Weeds

The Nubian dairy goats will be rented from farmers in upstate Rhinebeck. Their job will be to rid fields of autumn olive, a non-native plant that chokes out native species.

03/21/2014

Moistened Toiletry Wipes (Ohio State)

Doctor: Toiletry Wipes Cause Rashes ‘Equivalent To Poison Ivy’

Popular pre-moistened toiletry wipes are causing an increased number of allergic reactions in Americans using them, according to doctors at the Ohio State University.

03/07/2014

Parks officials are using goats to eradicate poison ivy in New Jersey. (Photo: CBS 2)

In The Battle Against Poison Ivy, N.J. Town Has The Great Equalizer — Goats

It is the season of outdoor adventures, but you have to be careful to avoid natural dangers like poison ivy. One place has found a novel way of eradicating the nuisance plant without using chemicals.

07/24/2013

Emergency personnel examine an object on the side of the road, center, near Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y., Monday, April 11, 2011.  (credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

Canine Units Play Major Role In Long Island Beach Body Search

Search dogs, along with their trainer officers, have spent months along Long Island’s Ocean Parkway looking for human remains.

05/11/2011

Poison Ivy plant

Tri-State Hit With Worst Poison Ivy Outbreak In Years

It’s itchy, painful and it spreads fast. It’s poison ivy and this year is one of the worst seasons in decades. Doctors say they are seeing record numbers of patients with the irritating rash.

08/20/2010