Daylight Saving Time http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Daylight Saving Time: More Trouble Than It's Worth? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/daylight-saving-time-more-trouble-its-worth <p>If you’re feeling tired due to the daylight savings shift, you’re not alone. One researcher at Washington University says the time change may cause more problems than it solves.</p><p></p><p>Erik Herzog studies the biological clocks of mammals. He says several studies have shown that&nbsp;daylight saving is hard on us humans, especially the “spring ahead.”&nbsp;Effects like sleep deprivation result in increased traffic accidents for three days after the time change.</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Daylight Saving Time: More Trouble Than It's Worth? Mo. State Rep. Wants To 'Eliminate' Daylight Saving Time By Adopting It Permanently http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-rep-wants-eliminate-daylight-saving-time-adopting-it-permanently <P>Legislation in the <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> would permanently adopt Daylight Saving Time as the new Standard Time, but only if 20 other states also agree to do so.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB340&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 340</A> would create a pact with other states to “eliminate” Daylight Saving Time by renaming it the new “Standard Time.”&nbsp; And once 20 or more states join the pact, they’ll spring forward one hour and permanently remain there.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=009">State Representative&nbsp;Delus Johnson</A> (R, St. Joseph). Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:19:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9801 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Rep. Wants To 'Eliminate' Daylight Saving Time By Adopting It Permanently Friendly reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/friendly-reminder-daylight-saving-time-ends-weekend <p>Just a reminder to avoid any embarrassing time mixups, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.</p><p>So, which way to turn your clock? Go by the old adage, &quot;Spring forward, Fall behind&quot; - set those clocks back one hour Saturday night, Nov. 5, so you&#39;ll wake up with the right time Sunday.</p><p>The shift officially takes place at 2 a.m. local time Sun. Nov. 6.</p><p>Curious about the history behind DST? Here&#39;s a video to help explain:</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:19:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Friendly reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend