12 Recently the issue / problem / question of... hasbeen in the limelight. / brought into focus. / broughtto public attention. / posed among the generalpublic.

12.1 The problem of development vs. environmenthas now been in the limelight. Nowhere is the clashmore visible than in China, where the world's largestpopulation faces pollution, deforestation and acidrain on a large scale.

现在发展与环境的问题已成为人们议论的中心。在中国这对矛盾表现得尤为明显。这个世界上人口最多的国家正面临着大量的环境污染、森林减少以及酸雨的袭击。