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Greenlanders Embrace an 'Exciting New Beginning'

World's largest island opts to stick with daylight saving time for good, with no more clock moving

(Newser) - Residents of Greenland moved their clocks forward this past weekend and switched to daylight saving time for the very last time. Unlike most of Europe, Greenlanders will leave their clocks untouched come autumn when daylight saving time ends. While Europe and the US debate whether to stick to the twice-yearly...

Lebanon Wakes Up to Confusion Over Clocks

Nation can't agree on when to change the clocks

(Newser) - The changing of the clocks always leads to lots of grumbling in the US . But in Lebanon, the dispute has reached another level. Much of the nation set their clocks back one hour for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, following the usual protocol of doing so on the last Sunday...

It May Not Be What Time You Think It Is

Did you remember to spring forward?

(Newser) - Standard time came to an end in most parts of the United States on Sunday. The transition to daylight saving time became official at 2am local time, meaning almost everyone lost an hour of sleep. Until daylight saving time ends in the wee hours of Nov. 5, the sun will...

Effort to End 'Stupid' Clock Changes Is Revived

Senators reintroduce legislation to make daylight saving time permanent

(Newser) - "Changing time twice a year is stupid," Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday in joining 11 other senators to reintroduce legislation to make daylight saving time permanent. The Sunshine Protection Act unanimously passed the Senate last March but stalled in the House as lawmakers determined it was not a...

It May Not Be the Time You Think It Is

Daylight saving time is over

(Newser) - It's that time of year: Daylight saving time is out, standard time is in. Standard time began at 2am local time Sunday and lasts until March 12, meaning most Americans should have set their clocks back one hour overnight Saturday. The time change means darkness will arrive earlier in...

Permanent Daylight Saving Would Save Deer, Human Lives
Changing Our Clocks
Takes Surprise Toll on Deer

Changing Our Clocks Takes Surprise Toll on Deer

Collisions with cars spike after the November switch, new study finds

(Newser) - Deer don't use clocks but they would still benefit enormously from making daylight saving time permanent, researchers say. According to a study published in the journal Current Biology , the change would prevent the road deaths of more than 36,000 deer annually, along with an average of 33 human...

Daylight Saving Change Stalls
Daylight Saving Bill Fades

Daylight Saving Bill Fades

House divisions on permanent switch remain, but members mostly cite more urgent priorities

(Newser) - After winning Senate approval in March, legislation to make daylight saving time permanent has just been sitting in the House. Its supporters—or at least those open to the idea—said the main reason is there's a lot going on, the Hill reports. "We have so many other...

House to Slow, if Not Stop, Daylight Saving Time Bill

Lawmakers say they aren't in the rush the Senate was

(Newser) - Time might stand still for the legislation to make daylight saving time permanent. The bill sailed through the Senate last week, but House members are less sure about it, the Hill reports. Several lawmakers of both parties said that they'd like to see more research on the issue or...

An Encouraging Sign From House on Daylight Savings

After senate passes proposal, Pelosi indicates she is on board

(Newser) - Update: The good news for anyone who hates switching their clocks twice a year: Nancy Pelosi is on board with making daylight saving time permanent, and the Hill reports the proposal passed by the Senate on Tuesday is racking up bipartisan support in the House. The bad news: Pelosi hasn'...

A Day Most Americans Do Not Like Has Arrived

Did you remember to 'spring forward'?

(Newser) - Even though winter doesn't slip away until next weekend, time has its marching orders. In the United States, it's time to “spring” forward. Daylight saving time began at 2am local time Sunday for most of the country, per the AP . Standard time hibernates until Nov. 6. It...

Hate March's 'Spring Forward'? There's Some Promising News

15 states hope to make daylight saving time permanent

(Newser) - If you hate losing an hour of sleep each spring owing to daylight saving time, we have good and bad news. The bad news is that most Americans will still have to move clocks forward one hour at 2am Sunday. The good news is that "momentum for ending the...

Sleep Experts Take a Stand on Daylight Saving Time
Sleep Experts Take a Stand
on Daylight Saving Time
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Sleep Experts Take a Stand on Daylight Saving Time

Let's do away with it, says the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

(Newser) - Most Americans will turn the clocks back in November to mark the end of daylight saving time, and with that tradition comes another: all the griping from people who think it's a dumb, antiquated practice that should end. For the first time, however, a major panel of sleep experts...

Researchers Link Fatal Crashes to Daylight Saving Time

Researchers want to stick to standard time

(Newser) - Spring forward and fall back if you must, but be careful. A study released Thursday found a connection between Daylight Saving Time and an increase in fatal auto accidents. During the week or so after the spring time change, researchers determined that the risk of fatal car crashes rises about...

A Time Change: Trump Backs Permanent Daylight Saving

Legislation in Congress calls for never falling back

(Newser) - The movement to spring forward year-round gained a big supporter Monday, when President Trump tweeted : "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!" Three Republicans from Florida introduced legislation in Congress this month that would put an end the November change back to standard time, the...

Sunday Could Be Florida's Last Time Change

Lawmakers want to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

(Newser) - The clocks go forward once again on Sunday—and in Florida, they don't ever want to change them back again. The "Sunshine Protection Bill, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the state, passed the state Senate Tuesday with just two votes against it, CNN reports. It...

Finns Have Had It With Daylight Saving Time

Finland will petition the EU to abolish it

(Newser) - Finland says it will lobby for the abolition of daylight saving time within the European Union after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition last year. Anne Berner, Finland's transportation and communications minister, said Friday on Twitter that the government's goal "would be to abandon (the...

Winter Is Coming, and 2 States Are Dreaming of a New Time Zone

Massachusetts, Maine thinking about joining Puerto Rico in Atlantic time zone

(Newser) - In his first winter in Massachusetts after moving from Washington, DC, Tom Emswiler's heart sank along with the sun at the unconscionably early hour of 4:11pm. "You can imagine my horror," the public health advocate tells NBC News . Now Emswiler is part of a commission studying...

New England Wants to Dump the Clock Change

Lawmakers contemplating ditching daylight saving switch, joining Atlantic Standard Time

(Newser) - New England really wants to get ahead—by one hour. The New York Times reports on the movement that's afoot in that region for some states to transition permanently to the Atlantic Standard Time zone, ignoring the changing of the clocks that takes place at the start and end...

Quirk of Time Creates Very Unusual Twins

Daylight Savings Time ended between them

(Newser) - Samuel and Ronan Peterson are identical twins born 31 minutes apart—but they both have a case for being the older brother. The boys were delivered on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Cape Cod Hospital, with mom Emily Peterson giving birth to Samuel first, at 1:39am, AOL reports. Ronan arrived...

Texas Politician Fights to Kill Daylight Saving Time

State Rep. Dan Flynn's HB 150 will be debated today

(Newser) - If Rep. Dan Flynn gets his way, Texas will be on Central Standard Time year-round. With his HB 150 , the Republican is trying to terminate Daylight Saving Time effective Sept. 1, the Houston Chronicle reports. The bill will be debated this morning by the Texas Government Transparency and Operation Committee;...

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