The case of the Great Barrier Reef being subject to mass bleaching highlights just how much damage industrial chemicals can cause to the world's wildlife. Unfortunately, it appears that multi-national corporations are slow to take proper precautions about protecting the environment and the governments of the world are equally slow to introduce penalties and robust legislation to prevent their damaging actions.
Many areas of the environment are destroyed for profits of companies that have no regards for the effect they have on the landscape. There are ways that many businesses can continue their work without the major effects. An example of this is strip mining, where the company moves the land they pulled off the surface of the earth to another location. As they finish one area and move onto the next, they use the second mine's surface removed to replace the first mine's surface.
Our way of life is somewhat backwards. In the interest of constant "progress," we are causing irreparable damage to the environment. As a result, we are progressing in the short term, but we will regress in the long term, as our planet becomes less and less habitable. Something needs to be done quickly to try to salvage our planet for the future.
No, I do not believe that enough is being done to protect the environment. Although it has over the years become a more discussed topic, there is still not enough being done to make a great impact. More people need to get involved and start doing their part to make a bigger difference.